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INTRODUCTION. 






IN THIS pamphlet is presented, in chronological order, all the authentic and 
official Confederate Memorial Committee matter which has appeared heretofore 
in the newspapers, together with a list of the engagements that occurred between 
the Confederate and Federal armies a,'ed ; navies, thus making it a valuable historic 
reference and souvenir. ', ;>,.'; ', .' ' V • *> ' 

We propose to place it 'in the hands of every Confederate Veteran; of all sym- 
pathizers with the " 1 Jt.p&t£auGe.;"«o/«H thrPau'ghttps o'f'the Confederacy; of alt the 
Sons of Veterans; •fc-ri^ :of; ,inem'be''t>' of <£oKfe<teritte*. organizations which are not 
attached to the U.'G.'V'., and we invoke its careful perusal in the Camps and at the 
family firesides. We invite special attention to the eloquent address of the Commit- 
tee of which Gen. Clement C. Evans, of Georgia, was chairman, and to the address of 
the Executive Committee, explanatory of the plans adopted for the collection of the 
funds necessary to build, equip, endow and preserve the great Memorial institution 
of the South. 

We earnestly solicit the attention of the noble women of the South to the order 
of our gallant comrade, Gen. John B. Gordon, commander of the U. C. V., establish- 
ing Memorial Festival Day, whose celebration shall be entirely under their auspices 
and control. This order was not intended as an incentive, for none was needed, but 
to secure concert of action. We feel every assurance of a brilliant and successful 
result. 

The minimum subscription to the Memorial Fund was placed at one dollar, in 
order that none should be excluded from participation, and that the poorest might 
secure honorable membership. Those of more liberal means may, and are urged to, 
subscribe more, as each dollar subscribed entitles the subscriber to a certificate of 
membership, an invaluable heirloom. 

We believe that all who read this pamphlet entitled, " The South's Battle 
Abbey," will make a prompt and liberal response to the appeal therein, and 
will become earnest and zealous advocates of this grand, patriotic work. Indifference 
and delay threaten failure, while immediate and decisive action gaurantees success. 
Let the surviving veterans not be disappointed in the hopes in which they have so 
earnestly indulged since the going down of our flag at Appomattox. 

For additional information that may be desired, communicate with Col. R. C. 
Wood, No. 44 Perdido street, New Orleans, La. 

J. R. McIntosh, Chairman. 
J. A. Chalaron, 
W. R. Garrett, 

Committee. 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



The South's Battle Abbey 




FIRST CIRCULAR LETTER 



CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS. 



New York City, Nov., 1S94. ' 
Comrade :— More than a quarter of a 
century has passed nwiCy ■.si J u-.«y • •■&*;• 
surrendey of Appomattox., 0.1 tK e many 
who bore arms in defense of the'' liberty 
of the south in the great civil war, but 
few remain. In a short time the last of 
those who wore the gray will have passed 
to the other shore. Upon the few that 
remain devolves the duty of perpetuat- 
ing the memory of our gallant comrades 
who sleep beneath the sod. "Nearly 
500 veteran camps," 'memorial associa- 
tions," "historical societies" and "old 
soldiers home's" attest the loving and 
loyal remembrance of the confederate 
soldier for the cause he served so well. 
±his question is forced upon us: What 
is to become of these institutions and our 
records and cherished relics when the 
last of our veterans who are their cus- 
todians shall have passed away. 

lhe mementoes of the struggle of the 
south for civil liberty and the evidence! 
21 A r[ IOUS , Prowess in the field are 
scattered broadcast over the country. 
Should they not be collected and provis- 
ion be made for their preservation as a 
l'.'? er r n ?, t0 our children and a 
patriotic object lesson for generations 
to come/ Is it not feasible for the sur- 
viving confederate veterans acting in 
brotherly concert to form an associa- 
tion having for its object the collection 
and preservation of these records and 
relics and also a gallery of portraits of 
w gr * ,eadei 's who added so much 
lustre to our cause? This would be a 

lX r hn* f l0Ve \? alJ a - nd wouId ™cess£ 
tate but a small contribution from each 

iK su PP°. r t would insure success 
while, as experience has shown, the 



maintenance of local institutions has be- 
come burdensome to the constantly de- 
creasing number of veterans upon whom 
v,7,wv de P end - Large numbers who have 
.10.; .can able* to connect themselves with 
Wca:; .jumps would be glad to contribute 

K£m,?«5? W V?5? ne ? t ? f a broa d national 
institution, lhe desire to perpetuate 
fctrt glorious memories of the past is 
string :inu universal, ,and there should be 
no. fijfficultB m. g,:vlng it substantial ex- 
pression. I nave' discussed the matter 
with a number of confederate veterans 
and have received promise of heartv co- 
operation and support. Offers of contri- 
butions have been liberal. 

It has been estimated that $200,000 
«^i1i be ampl ? suffici ent to purchase a 
suitable property for such an institution 
as is contemplated and to create a suita- 
ble income for its maintenance. The pop- 
ular idea seems to be to organize a Con- 
tederate Memorial Association and De- 
pository somewhat of the nature of a 
joint stock company with shares of such 
moderate value, say not to exceed S10 
each so that all could participate. It is 
thought that a board of administration 
composed of .seven to nine of the sur- 
viving confederate officers of the highest 
rank would prove acceptable to all. 

i trust that this matter may receive 
your favorable consideration and that 
you will unite in an effort to perpetuate 
the glorious memories of the past. As 

«-r£" J?° rd i 0n h , as said so eloquently 
lo cherish such memories of the past, 
wiicther crowned with success or conse- 
crated in defeat, is to idealize principle 
and strengthen character, intensify love 
of country and convert defeat and dis- 
aster into pillars of support for future 
manhood mid nobler womanhood " 
. 1 have addressed the heads of the va- 
rious confederate organizations, solicit- 
ing an expression of opinion in regard 
to the object that. I desire to secure. 
Will j-ou kmdly give the matter your 
attention and favor me with the views 
ot your comrades and yourself. 

„„ . ^Fraternally yours. 

CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS 
Ex-Private C. S. Army. 



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SECOND CIRCULAR LETTER. 



CHARLES BROADWAY ROUSS. 



In December, 1894, the first circular 
was supplemented by the following: 

New York City, Dec, 1894. 

Comrade— Some time since I addressed 
a circular letter (copy enclosed) to the 
commanders of the different veteran 
camps, in relation to the establishment 
of a National Memeorial association. The 
responses to that letter have been so nu- 
merous and so strongly favorable as to 
leave no doubt of the success of the un- 
dertaking as outlined. Veterans from all 
parts of the country urge expedition ot 
the work. 

They believe that they can accom- 
plish by unity of action that which all 
of them have wished for since the close 
of tt«j war. . x . 

In addressing the circular to the com- 
manders of the camps, it was not in- 
tended to solicit the co-operation and sup- 
port of organized bodies, although the 
phraseology employed has been so con- 
strued. The purpose was to reach the 
veterans individually, and the heads ot 
the camp appeared to be the most ef- 
fective channel of accomplishing the end. 

The theorv of the movement _ to es- 
tablish the Memorial association in this: 
That every confederate veteran should 
have a proprietary interest in the insti- 
tution: that each one of them should 
feel that he had contributed something 
toward perpetuating the memories of the 
great struggle in which he has borne a 
part. The fact that many of our vet- 
erans are poor induced the recommenda- 
tion that the shares of stock in the asso- 
ciation should be fixed at $10 each, while 
this would not be a barrier to those who 
are able and propose to subscribe liber- 
ally, and there are a number of such, 
it would enable those of the most mod- 
erate means to participate. 

In addition to this, it may be taken 
for grafted that the board of admin- 
istrators would allow some latitude of 
time in payments when the circumstances 

of the subscribers warranted such action 

It would be comparatively an easy task 

to secure the money for the proposed 



work from a few rich men; but this 
would be regarded more as an evidence 
of individual liberality than as a proof 
of the existence of that sentiment which 
every confederate veteran cherishes in 
his heart. 

The popular idea is to have the pro- 
posed institution so constructed that each 
state shall have ample and separate 
space and accommodation for records, 
relics, mementoes and portraits. 

There are no architectural difficulties 
in the way of such an arrangement, with 
the addition of a grand hall for the an- 
nual meetings of the Veteran associa- 

It' Is contemplated to have a meet- 
ing of the board of administrators in 
the near future. As .this body is 
charged with the organization and ad- 
ministration of the association, it should 
have all possible data and information 
when it convenes. . 

No doubt the question of subscriptions 
will occupy .the first attention of the 
board, as the amount available will de- 
termine the time of inaugurating the 
work. In view of this it is important ■ 
to ascertain as speedily as possible about 
how much may be relied upon from the 
members of each camp. It you will give 
me this information in regard to your 
camp, it will be transmitted to the board 
when it convenes. A number of vete- 
rans are of the opinion that an active 
canvass by the commanders of the 
proposed association will yield a larger 
sum than $200,000, which was the 
amount estimated for in the circular 
letter. Should this prove to be the case 
the institution could be constructed upon 
a grander and larger scale than was 
originally contemplated. 

The surviving veterans are unani- 
mous in the desire to perpetuate the 
memories of the glorious struggles of 
the south for constitutional rights, to 
pay deserved tribute to the heroic deeds 
of their fallen comrades; to furnish an 
inspiration object lesson to their de- 
scendants and to leave to posterity en- 
during proofs of the courage, loyalty and 

devotion to duty of the confederate sol- 

^ll this can be accomplished by har- 
monious and united action. 
Fraternally yours, 
OHAEI.ES BROADWAY ROUSS. 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



THE HOUSTON REUNION. 



EXTRACT FROM PROCEEDINGS. 



Extracts from the minutes of the Hous- 
ton re-union, held May 22, 23 and 24, 
1895 

Gen. Cordon requested Gen. S. D. Lee 
to take the chair, and said: My com- 
rades, I desire to have your close atten- 
tion, and hope that every veteran pres- 
ent will hear what I have to say, as 
I wish to place before this body a matter 
which is of supremest interest to the 
survivors, and exceeds in its scope and 
importance anything which has yet been 
before you for your consideration. I do 
this with pleasure, and with my heart 
swelling with pride and gratitude— pride 
that I belong to an association which can 
boast of a member so patriotic and gen- 
erous, a generosity which outshines and 
overleaps anything which has yet been 
attempted or done by any man for the 
confederate cause— and gratitude to the 
giver of all good that the noble donor 
has seen fit to bestow port of his great 
wealth where it will preserve the story 
of your heroic deeds for all time. I am 
proud to be the medium of making known 
to you the purposes and plans of one 
who, as a private soldier in all the Vir- 
ginia campaigns, added laurels to his own 
name and luster to the history of his 
own state and to our arms. 

Bright fortune has smiled upon him 
since the close of the war, and he now 
offers with that magnanimity born of 
true nobility to place part of his honest 
and rapidly accumulating wealth where it 
will perpetuate the story of your glory. 
With heartfelt sorrow I announce to you 
the sad tidings that he is, unfortunately, 



blind, caused by overwork; but although 
ne is blind in his sight, he is not, my 
comrades, blind in his heart, nor indiffer- 
ent to the glory of his country and peo- 
ple, and by his munificent act shows 
that he means and intends by all the 
power created by his splendid mind and 
which his great wealth commands, to 
take care of the glorious part achieved 
by his countrymen in the past. 

I allude, my comrades, to Private 
Oharles Broadway Bouss, now of New 
York, but formerly of Winchester, Va., 
who had selected a man as his agent to 
represent him here, who has the blood of 
old Zach and Dick Taylor in his veins, 
and I now call upon this grandson of 
President Zachary Taylor, and nephew 
?£• ,2? ? rillla n t and peerless general, 
Dick Taylor, to come upon the platform 
and make known to you in his own words 
and in his own way, what it is that our 
tnend and comrade, Bouss, proposes to 

Adjutant General Moorman then es- 
corted Colonel Wood to the platform, 
who then read the circulars and letters 
from Mr. Bouss, minutely detailing his 
plan for a national memorial hall, and 
fully authorizing Colonel Wood to act 
for him in the matter. After a full ex- 
planation by Colonel Wood of Mr. Bouss' 
ideas and views he announced that Chas. 
Broadway Bouss had delegated him to 
make a cash subscription of $100,000 as 
Ins .individual contribution to the me- 
morial fund, when the movement as- 
sumed proper shape. 

W i ie i 1 it t . he storm of applause which 
greeted this announcement subsided Gen- 
eral Gordon moved that the thanks of 
the veterans and greeting be sent to 
uuarles Broadway Bouss, expressing 
S£ ir „nS e K gr ?^r e for £ is munificent, 
&Ji\,^ + £- rtfelt ^pathy for the mis- 
w^M n \ to hl ? e y. esi » h t- which all hoped 
would be only temporary. This was 
carried, amidst the wildest applause, and 
nf^/lT? VOte ' ^neral Gordon then 
moved that a committee, to be composed 
of one member to be named by each 
southern state, or division, be appointed 
to examine into and report upon the plan 
submitted by Charles Broadwav Bouss, 
which was unanimously adopted. Begu- 
lar order of business was resumed. 

°a^ - ia , L * r, GW) - MOORMAN. 
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



GENERAL ORDERS. 

J. B. GORDON, GEN. COMMANDING. 

General Order No. 145 

Announcing Committee. 
Hdqrs. United Confederate Veterans, 
New Orleans, La., Aug. 24, 1895. 

General Orders No. 145. 

The general commanding announces 
that the plan which was -mbmited to the 
convention at the Houston le-union by 
that generous, large-hearted and noble 
ex-private of the confederate army, Chas. 
Broadway Rouss, formerly of Winches- 
ter, Va., but now of New York, for the 
establishment of a national memorial 
association, but which should properly be 
called the Rouss Memorial association, 
having for its object the erection of a 
great building or memorial hall, in the 
words of Senator John M. Daniel, of 
Virginia, to become the "Battle Abey of 
the South," where the records, cherished 
relics and mementoes of the southern peo- 
ple in their historic struggle of 1881 to 
1865 are to be collected and preserved for 
future ages, is about to assume definite 
shape. „, 

The plan, as drafted by Mr. Rouss, 
was presented to the convention at the 
Houston re-union by his friend, Colonel 
R. C. Wood, with the hope that the at- 
tention and co-operation of all the old 
veterans would be secured. At the same 
time he read a letter from Mr. Rouss, 
naming him as his agent and representa- 
tive in this matter, and announced that. 
Charles Broadway Rouss had delegated 
him. to make a cash subscription of 
SI 00,000 as his individual contribution 
to the memorial fund when the move- 
ment assumed proper shape. In re- 
sponse to this munificent proposal the 
general commanding offered a resolution, 
which was unanimously adopted, that a 
committee to be composed of one mem- 
ber to be named by each southern state 
or division, be apointed to examine into 
and report upon the plan *ubmitted by 
Charles Broadway Bouss. 



Following are the members of the com- 
mittee apointed under the above resolu- 
tion, to- wit: 

Gen. Geo. H. Stuart, South Biver, 
Anne Arundel county, Md.; Col. J. B. 
Mcintosh, Meridian, Miss.; Geo. Geo D. 
Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Col. J. B. 
Gary, Richmond, Va.; Gen. J. A. Chala- 
ron, New Orleans, La.; Capt. B. H. 
Teague, Aiken, S. C; Maj. W. B. Gar- 
rett, Nashville, Tenn.; Col. John O. Cas- 
ler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Gen. W. D. 
Chipley, Pensacola, Fla.; Col. J. C. Cra- 
vens, Springfield, Mo.; Capt. John H. 
Carter, Avon, Fayette county, Ky.; Col. 
Howard Williams, Atlanta, Ga. ; Hon. 
W. a Rntcliffe, Little Rock, Ark.; Maj. 
Thomas W. Goree, Galveston, Tex. ; Gen. 
R. F. Hoke, Lincolnton, N. C; Dr. L. 
C. Tonnant, McAlester, I. T.: Capt. John 
M. Hickey, Washington, D. C; Capt. 
C. S. White, Bomney, W. Va. 

The members of the committee will 
elect a chairman, and will be duly noti- 
fied of time and place of meeting. 

Bv order of 

J. B. GORDON. 
General Commanding. 
GEO. MOORMAN, 
Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. 



Oeneral Order No. 149. 

Headquarters United Confederate Vet 
erans, 

New Orleans, La.. Sept. 28, 1895. 
General Orders No. 149. 

The general commanding hereby makes 
the following appointments to fill vacan- 
cies occasioned by resignations from the 
committee appointed in General Orders 
No. 145, current series, from these head- 
quarters, to examine into and report 
upon the plan submitted by Charles 
Broadway Rouss for the establishment of 
a Confederate Memorial Hall, to-wit: 

Lieutenant General W. L. Cabell, Dal- 
las, Texas, vice Major Thomas W. 
Goree. 

Major Thos. S. Kenan, Raleigh, N. C, 
vice General R. F. Hoke. 
By order of 

J. B. GORDON, 
General Commanding. 
Geo. Moorman, 

Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. 
(Official.) 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



General Order No. 150. 

Calling Committee Together. 

Headquarters United Confederate Vet- 
erans, 

New Orleans, La., Oct, 5, ISO'S, 
General Order No. 150. 

The General Commanding announces 
that the members of the committee ap- 
pointed in general orders No. Ma- and 
149, current series, from these head- 
quarters, to examine into and report upon 
the plan submitted by Charles Broadway 
Rouss, for the erection of a permanent 
national museum hall, or depository of 
confederate relics and archives, will 
meet at Atlanta, Oa., on Saturday, Oct. 
19, (instead of Oct. 10, which was infor- 
mally announced), at 3 p. m., at Confed- 
erate Hall, Gate City building, Peachtree 
street. This change in date is made in 
eider to secure to the members the 
benefit of reduced railroad rates which 
will take effect on the 10th inst. 

II. The General Commanding strongly 
appeals to, and urges the members of 
the committee to attend this initial meet- 
ing, which is i examine into and report 
upon the plan which the generous, broad- 
minded and patriotic Charles Broadway 
Rouss has submitted, for the perpetuation 
of the story of the glory. of Confederate 
™lpi% and of Confederate history, and 
which he so munificently supplements by 
his proposed subscription of $100,000. 
< III. In the event any member finds it 
impossible to attend, he is urged to give 
his > proxy to a veteran from his own 
division or to some member of the com- 
mittee. 

By order of 

J. B. GORDON, 
~ „ General Commanding. 

Geo. Moorman, 

/•n*A d l" tari t Gteneral and Chief of Staff. 
tUihcial.) 



THE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE. 

Proceedings at Atlanta, Georgia, Octo- 
ber 19, 21 and 22, 1 $95. 



The Scwth's Battle Abbey. 



Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp, 
Gate City Guard Armory, 
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19, 1895. 
The committee appointed by J. B. Gor- 
don, general commanding U. 0. V., under 
general order No. 145, Aug. 24, 1895, 
met in Confederate hall, Gate City Guard 
armory, at Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 19, 1895. 

On motion, Gen. George H. Stewart, of 
Maryland, was elected chairman for the 
purpose of organization. The following 
members presented their credentials and 
were enrolled, viz: Gen. Geo. H. Stew- 
art, South River, Arundel county, Md - 
n }; & ^-Mcintosh, Meridian, Miss.; 
b-en. Geo. D. Johnston, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; 
Col John B. Gary, Richmond, Va.; Capt. 
n\ H ' i ?' e - a # 11 ?' A ik en, S. G.: Maj. W. R. 
Garrett, Nashville, Tenn.; Gen. Clement 
A. Evans, proxy for Gen. W. D, Chipley, 
Pensacola, Fla.; Capt. John H. Carter 
.Avon, Fayette county, Ky. : Col. Howard 
^ z 2. Iia ms, Atlanta, Ga. ; Hon. W. C Rat- 
chff Little Rock, Ark.; Gen. W. L. 
Cabell, Dallas, Tex.; Col T S TCennn 
Raleigh N c: : Dr/L^C. Tenneht^ 
Alhster lud Ter- Capt. John M. Hick- 
ey, Washington, D. C; Col. J, O. Mur- 
ray, proxy for Capt. C. S, White, Rom- 
ney, W. Va.; Col R. C. Wood,' proxy 
for Gen J A Chalaron, New Orleans, 
La.; and tor Col. J. O. Casler. Okla- 

ueidf'Mo"" C ° L W - ? Cl ' aVens > S S- 
Capt. J. H. Carter was elected perma- 
nent chairman; Capt. J. M. Hickev, vice- 
chairman, and Col, Howard Williams, 
secreta ry. ' 

On motion, a committe with Gen. John- 
ston as chairman, was appointed to pre- 
pare a plan of business for the committee 
with directions to report Monday morn- 

A committee of representative confed- 
erate citizens from the City of Nashville 
Ienn„ was introduced by Major Garrett' 




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and presented in enthusiastic addresses 
the application of their city to be se- 
lected as the proper location of the Con- 
federate Memorial hall proposed by Mr. 
Rouss, of New York. 

On motion, the committee adjourned to 
meet Monday, 9 a. m. 

Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp, 
Gate City Guard Armory, 
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 21, 1895. 

The committee met at 9 a. m. Present: 
Capt. Carter, chairman, and members 
of the committee. 

The committe on plan of proceedings 
suggested the appointment of the fol- 
lowing sub-committees, viz: On charter, 
on ways and means, on address to the 
living confederates, the women of the 
south, the sons and daughters of the 
confederates, and the friends of the 
proposed Memorial hall everywhere. 

The committees were appointed as fol- 
lows: On charter, Col. Mcintosh, Gen. 
Johnston and Hon. W. C. Ratcliffe, on 
ways and means, Col. Wood, Maj. Gar- 
rett and Dr. Tennent; on address, Capt. 
Hickey, Col. Murray and Col. Williams. 
The sub-committees were requested to 
have their reports ready at the meeting 
of the general Committee on Monday 
night. 

On motion, the committee invited all 
delegations present, who desirejd to be 
heard on the question of location of the 
memorial building to present their claims. 
Miss Lillian Pike, representing the Con- 
federate Auxiliary society of Washing- 
ton, D. C, was accorded the right to 
speak first, and addressed the committee 
■on the valuable work of her societv, and 
advocated Washington City as the ap- 
propriate place for the memorial struct- 
ure. Capt. Hickey, of Washington,' fol- 
lowed in an interesting speech strongly 
presenting the suitableness of that city 
as the custodian of the great building 
proposed to be erected. The claims of 
Richmond as the capital of the confed- 
erate states and the center of the mili- 
tary struggle, were ably and earnestly 
presented by Col. Gary. Col. Wood de- 
scribed the devotion of New Orleans, the 
pride of its people in the confederate 
memories, and its relation to the great 
territory of the south, and earnestly 
urged its claims. Judge W. L. Calhoun, 
of Atlanta, spoke warmly for his city, 



describing its career of suffering, Its 
growth, thrift, and great future, and 
was followed by Gen. Evans, who stated 
that a local committee expected to ad- 
dress the committee at the afternoon 
session. He showed the central position 
of Atlanta, its accessibility, its thorough 
southern and yet national feeling, and its 
readiness to comply with any conditions 
which were necessary to secure so desir- 
able an institution as the great structure 
now in contemplation. While speaking, 
Col. T. B. Felder, president of the Sons 
of Veterans, and Judge Maddox, chair- 
man of Atlanta local committee, entered 
the hall and were introduced by Gen. 
Evans. Col. Maddox stated that Col. 
Felder wouM speak in behalf of At- 
lanta. Col. Felder spoke at some length 
with eloquence and enthusiasm, showing 
the great interest which the sons and 
daughters of the confederacy were tak- 
ing in an undertaking to establish the 
Memorial hall. 

All the speeches were in fraternal 
spirit, and demonstrated that the earnest 
rivalry among the great cities would 
be conduted with the purpose of concen- 
trating all interest at last upon the site 
that shall be finally chosen. 

Gen, Evans announced that a meet- 
ing of confederates would be held in 
the hall tonight for an hour and ex- 
tended an invitation to the committee 
to be present which was, on motion, 
accepted. 

Committee adjourned to 8:30 p. m. to- 
night. 

Confederate Hall, Atlanta, Ga., 
'■ Oct. 21, 1895. 

lhe committee met according to ad- 
journment. Capt. Carter presiding. Col. 
Mcintosh, chairman of committee on 
charter, reported a form of charter for 
incorporation of a Confederate Memo- 
rial association. 

Capt. Hickey asked that the regular 
order be suspended in order that the 
credentials of Col. A. G. Dickinson, of 
New York, the representative at their 
meeting of Mr. Rouss, might be pres- 
ent, which was agreed to. The follow- 
ing letter was read by the secretary. 
■ New York City, Oct. 16, 1895. 

Col. A. G. Dickinson, No. 945 Broad- 
way, City. 

My Dear Colonel:— At my request you 
have very kindly consented to visit 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



Atlanta in connection with the Memo- 
rial building it is in contemplation to 
erect. Proceeding from headquarters 
with my verbal instructions it is only 
necessary for me to say in this com- 
munication that you are authorized to 
act in my behalf and to represent me 
before the committee which will be as- 
sembled at Atlanta from various states 
of the south. Hoping that our efforts 
in behalf of the memorial will be 
crowned with success. 

I am yours very truly, 
CHARLES BBOAD'WAy ROUSS. 

Col. Dickinson, on being introduced, 
addressed the committee in an eloquent 
speech, in which he fully represented 
the patriotic spirit of Mr. Rouss in the 
origination of the great idea of a mem- 
orial building and set forth the influence 
that the movement would have, not only 
in preserving the historical data of con- 
federate times, but also in promoting a 
spirit of patriotic brotherhood in all 
psrts of the Union. 

Col. Dickinson was warmly and fre- 
quently applauded, and at the conclu- 
sion of his address he was invited to 
participate in all the deliberations of 
the body. 

The committee took up and discussed 
the report of the committee on char- 
ter. Its adoption was advocated by Col. 
Mcintosh, Col. Ratcliffe, Gen. Cabell, 
Capt. Teague, Maj. Garrett and Dr. 
Tennent. Gen. Johnston stated that he 
approved the general plan proposed by 
the committee, but opposed the adoption 
of the report so far as any action should 
be taken by the committee itself to have 
an immediate incorporation of a Confed- 
erate Memorial association. On motion 
of Capt. Hickey the report was laid 
temporarily on the table in order that 
the report of the committee on Ways and 
Means might be read. The report of the 
committee on Ways and Means was road 
by Col. Wood, chairman, and was unan- 
imously adopted as follows: 

The undersigned, constituting the com- 
mittee on Ways and Means respectfully 
beg leave to submit the following re- 
port: We are fully impressed by the im- 
portance of the dut - ^ assigned to us and 
in attempting its discharge we have 
availed ourselves of all materials that we 
could command. As preliminary to the 
recommendations that we propose mak- 



ing, we deem it proper to present to your 
honorable body the situation of affairs 
as it actually exists. 

The plan of commemoration submitted 
to the veterans by Comrade Chas. 
Broadway Rouss has appealed so forci- 
bly to their patriotic sentiments and has 
recommended its practicability so strong- 
ly to their judgment as to leave no doubt 
of their desire for its adoption. The 
creation of your honorable body by an 
unanimous vote of the veterans at 
Houston proves the correctness of this 
conclusion. We are brought then to the 
consideration of the means by which this 
plan can be put into operation. The 
munificent subscription of Comrade 
Rouss of $100,000 was conditioned upon 
the forthcoming of a like amount from 
other soifrces. This condition was em- 
minently wise and prudent, and was es- 
sential to success, as the contribution of 
Comrade Rouss alone would not eEfect 
the purpose intended. To raise this ad-, 
ditional amount is the most important 
matter that can occupy the attention 
of your honorable body, as upon this 
point hinges the success of the great 
work in which we are engaged. Con- 
vinced of this, we have considered every 
source of supply that, in our opinion, 
was available. As a result, we express 
the confident belief that the money re- 
quired can be secured by the personal 
contributions of veterans and confeder- 
ate sympathizers and through the efforts 
of the women of the south. In support 
of this belief we beg leave to call your 
attention to the following facts and fig- 
ures : There are enrolled in the membeiv 
ship of the different camps more than 
50,000 veterans, and it is entirely safe to 
estimate their joint contributions at $50,- 
000. There are an equal number of con- 
federate veterans who are unattached to 
organizations, and who can be relied 
upon for support to the amount of $25,- 
000. There are in the south 23S cities 
containing populations of over 5,000 
each and as all of these communities 
have large ard enthusiastic confederate 
elements they can be relied upon for 
liberal support. The women of the 
south, whose active co-operation we may 
take for* granted, are confident that from 
this source they can secure sufficient 
money to establish the proposed insti- 
tution, to equip it thoroughly, and to pre 



vide for its permanent maintenance. 
While we have implicit confidence in the 
zeal and ability of these noble women, 
based upon what they have already ac- 
complished in similar directions, we wish 
to be entirely on the safe side in the pre- 
sentation of figures to your honorable 
body. We believe that these 238 cities 
can be safely relied upon for a contribu- 
tion of $250 each, or $50,000 in all. 
Recapitulating we have. 
From members of the veteran 

camps $ 50,000 

From unattached veterans - 25,000 

From 238 cities. 59,500 

Making a total of $134,500 

While we think that we would bo 
justified in making a larger estimate of 
resources, we have confined ourselves 
to figures upon which we are satisfied 
your honorable body may implicitly rely 
in determining upon work to be done. 
We have excluded from consideration 
contributions from towns and villages 
of small population, from sons and 
daughters of the confederacy, and from 
other soruces. We have kept solely in 
view with those certain avenues of sup- 
ply that will enable the veterans, by sup- 
plementing Comrade Rouss' magnificent 
contribution, to erect an institution 
worthy in every respect of the men and 
cause whose memory they seek to per- 
petuate. 

These results are within reach, but 
they cannot be secured without active, 
intelligent and continuous labor. Up to 
the meeting of your honorable body Com- 
rade Rouss was the sole motor of this 
memorial movement, and on him f"Tl the 
burden of work and expense. How he 
discharged the obligations that he will- 
ingly and generously assumed is a matter 
of record. The appointment of your hon- 
orable body as the direct representatives 
of the different organizations of the 
United Confederate Veteran association 
transfers to you the charge of this mem- 
orial work, and it is to you that the 
veterans will now look for the fruition of 
their hopes and desires. 

We have not pointed the available 
sources of money supply without a con- 
sideration of the means of leaching 
them. To secure subscriptions from the 
enrolled veterans, 'hey must be thor- 
oughly canvassed by their respective 



camp commanders. To induce liberal 
action by the unattached veterans and 
confederate sympathizers, urgent and 
continuous appeals must be made to them. 
To prepare the field for this course, we 
consider an address by your honorable 
body to be of the greatest importance. 
This address* should be clear and explicit 
as to the condition of our memorial work, 
and it should show the absolute necessity 
of prompt and liberal support, and your 
honorable body should so arrange as to 
ensure its wide and proper distribution. 
This address should be followed by the 
regular dissemination of memorial mat- 
ter that would stimulate exertion and 
increase and preserve existing enthusi- 
asm. A full measure of success cannot 
possibly be secured by arousing occa- 
sional and temporary interest. 

As we have stated, the active support 
of the women of the South can be relied 
upon in the important work of collecting 
funds for the memorial work in hand. 
The plan which suggests itself as the 
most feasible and which would be most 
in accord with the wishes of our devoted 
women is this: To secure the establish- 
ment of a memorial festival day, the 
celebration of which should be under 
the sole direction and control of them- 
selves. 

A recommendation to the gallant Gor- 
don to this effect by your honorable body 
would be followed by the issuance of an 
oider which would be observed through- 
out the entire South. Every city, town 
and hamlet would respond by a liberal 
contribution to the great Battle Abbey 
that we propose to erect. 

We believe that the labors of your 
honorable body should not cease with 
your present session. We should re- 
gard their discontinuance at this junc- 
ture as a serious menace to the success 
of our movement. An interruption of 
work, even for a shoit space of time, 
would destroy, to a great extent, the 
fruits of former labors. 

We are aware of the impossibility of 
keeping the Memorial committee as a 
body, in constant session, but we believe 
that its labors may be made continuous 
through representatives. We think that 
your honorable body, before adjourning, 
should map out a definite plan of work 
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committee, to be appointed from .your 
members. We strongly advise the es- 
tablishment of an oiiice where corre- 
spondence could be promptly and con- 
tinuously conducted, where memorial 
matter could be prepared for publication, 
whence documents could be distributed, 
where our veterans could apply ^'or re- 
liable information and where constant 
impulse could be given to the memorial 
movement. We do not think that too 
much»importance can be attached to the 
appointment of the executive committee 
suggested, and to furnishing the neces- 
sary facilities for efficient work. It 
must be borne in mind that the labors 
of this body will extend, without inter- 
mission, from the adjournment of your 
honorable body up to the meeting of the 
veterans in May next, a period of about 
seven months. The expenses that must 
necessarily be incurred will be discussed 
in another part of this report. 

We assume that the work of collecting 
money for the proposed Confederate 
Memorial association will commence 
shortly after the adjournment of your 
honorable body, These contributions 
will be made throughout the South, and, 
in our opinion, should be deposited in 
responsible banks in the different locali- 
ties where they are made. This would 
ensure safety of the funds until de- 
livery to those entitled to receive them, 
.and would establish valuable relations 
with the financial institutions of our 
section. 

In the absence of a discussion of the 
subject by your body we find it embar- 
rassing to suggest in what shape evi- 
dences of contributions should be given 
to those who make them. We deem it 
important, however, that each contribu- 
tor should understand clearly that there 
is to be no financial return for his con- 
tribution. The pride and satisfaction of 
having contributed to a work dear to 
evtry confederate heart are full repay- 
ment a thousand fold repeated. No 
other investment could possibly yield so 
high a rate of interest. 

In recommending work that involved 
expenditure, we were aware that your 
honorable body has no funds at your 
disposal for the purposes mentioned. It 
was only from a conviction that the 
work indicated was absolutely essential 



to the success of the memorial plan that 
vve recommended provision to be made 
for its execution. The machinery for 
collecting money must be set in motion, 
or all that we have done in the past or 
may attempt in the, future will be utterly 
valueless. We estimate that $5,000 will 
be required to prosecute the memorial 
work effectively from the present time up 
to the veteran re-union in May, and we 
have addressed ourselves to the task of 
leviewing the possible sources of supply. 
There appears to be but two avenues of 
relief from our financial straits. One is 
to borrow the amount required, pledging 
a return from the first contributions re- 
ceived. The other is to request the ad- 
vance of a portion of funds already pro-, 
offered in subscription. In the first case,, 
the field is open for trial. In the second,, 
you would be limited to soliciting from 
Charles Broadway Eouss. We prefer the 
course first suggested. We do not think, 
except in the direst extremity, that we 
should burden this generous and patriotic 
man one dollar beyond his magnificent 
subscriptiou of $100,000. 

We feel that we have not filled the 
measure of your expectations in reporting 
upon ways and means. In the limited 
time at orr command we have not been 
able to make a study upon which we 
could base more definite recommenda- 
tions. We hope and believe that your 
honorable body can supply all that we 
have been forced to omit. We recognize 
the barriers that oppose the progress of 
our great memorial work, and have 
sought tie means of removing them. 
We will cheerfully continue our labors 
if any good promises to result. 

We respectfully request a full discus- 
sion of our report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBT. C. WOOD, Chairman. 

W. R. GARRETT, 

L. C. TENNENT. 
On motion of Capt. Hickey, General 
Clement A. Evans was added to the 
committee on address as chairman, and 
appointed to prepare it for publication. 
The committee adjourned, to 9 a. m. 



Confederate Hall, Atlanta Camp, 
Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22, 1895. 
The committee met according to ad- 
journment, Capt. Carter in the chair, 



Col. Mcintosh asked leave to withdraw 
the report of the Committee on charter, 
which was granted. Gen. Johnston 
moved that the' form of charter offered 
by the sub-committee, expresses the 
sense of this general committee in its 
general features, but with a view to the 
more careful preparation of so important 
a paper, it be referred to the executive 
committee for revision, to be reported by 
them to this general committee at its 
next meeting at the annual convention 
in Richmond. The motion was adopted. 
Gen. Evans offered the following 
resolution, which was adopted: 

Resolved, That this committee recom- 
mend that a certificate of membership 
in the Memorial association be issued by 
authority of the United Confederate 
Veteran association to every person who 
shall contribute the sum of $1.00 or more 
to the great objects of said association; 
and that for present purposes a receipt 
for donations be prepared by the ex- 
ecutive committee and given to any 
doner who shall pay any such sum as 
above named into the fund of the Me- 
morial association, which receipt shall 
b.-» convertible into the finally engraved 
certificates. 

• Gen. Stewart offered the following 
resolution, which, was adopted: 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this 
committee that the nine ranking officers 
of the confederate army and navy sur- 
viving shall be honorary members "of the 
board of administration by virtue of their 
eon federate rank. 

Major Garrett moved that the plan 
submitted by Comrade Rouss as amend- 
ed, be approved, and that this commit- 
tee recommend the same to the United 
Confederate Veterans association for 
adoption. The motion was unanimously 
adopted. 

On motion of Gen. Johnston, resolved 
that the executive committee be in- 
structed to select and appoint some 
proper person to take active charge of 
the work of raising the amount of money 
required by the conditions of Mr. Rouss' 
contribution. The said person to act 
under the direction of the executive com- 
mittee. 

Col. Wood presented the following reso- 
lution: Whereas, the confederate veter- 
ans whom we represent in this committee 



owe the inspiration and support of the 
great memorial work under consideration 
to the patriotism and liberality of Charles 
Broadway Rouss; and, 

Whereas, we appreciate his example 
of generosity which has no parallel in 
the history of confederate commemo- 
rative work, and 

Whereas, we deem it eminently pro- 
per in justice to him and as a duty to 
ourselves, to give expression to our ap- 
preciation, therefore, 

Resolved, That the memorial commit- 
tee, representing the confederate veter- 
ans of the land, extend to Comrade 
Ohas. Broadway Rouss their full recog- 
nition of his patriotic and generous 
action in inaugurating and furthering a 
work dear to their hearts, and that we 
congratulate Comrade Rouss upon the 
assured success of his commemorative 
work; that we extend to him our heart- 
felt thanks for his magnificent contri- 
bution to the institution that we propose 
to erect in honor of our dead, and in 
memory of our cause; that we tender 
him our brotherly affection, and wish 
him long life, success and happiness. 

The resolutions were adopted unan- 
imously by standing vote. On motion 
of Mr. Murray, the secretary was in- 
structed to prepare a copy of the above 
resolution to 'be presented through Col. 
Dickinson to Mr. Chas. Broadway Rouss. 

On motion of Col. Mcintosh, resolved 
that the committee express to Col. A. 
G. Dickinson a cordial appreciation of 
his courtesy, good judgment and patri- 
otic manner in which he as the repre- 
sentative of Comrade Charles Broadway 
Rouss, has honored us with his presence 
in all our deliberations, and aided us by 
his valuable counsel and noble enthusi- 
asm manifested in the sacred cause for 
Which we are assembled. 

Further resolved, That this committee 
would fail of its duty to adjourn with- 
out expressing our due appreciation of 
the invaluable services rendered by 
Comrade Robert C. Wood, of New Or- 
leans, in the effective work he has done 
in the organization of the great scheme 
suggested by Comrade Charles B. Rouss 
for the erection of a confederate me- 
morial hall, and .his untiring energy and 
intelligent zeal in the labors of this com- 
mittee. 



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The resolutions were pased by unani- 
mous and rising vote. 

Col. Dickinson addressed the commit- 
tee, thanking them for the expression 
made by their resolutions, and eulogis- 
ing the great work done by Col. AVood 
in organizing the movement to . carry 
out the munificent project of Mr. Rouss. 
Col. Wood being called for, spoke of his 
personal enthusiastic interest in the 
great suggestion which had come from 
the heart of Mr. Rouss, and his assur- 
ance that the movement would grow into 
a grand achievement. 

The secretary of the committee was 
directed to furnish the executive com- 
mittee with all the papers that have 
been presented at this meeting, includ- 
ing the reports of all sub-committees. 
On motion of Col. Wood, resolved. 
That the composition of the board of 
administrators as provided for by the 
plans submitted by Comrade Rouss, be 
amended to read that the board of 
administrators shall be composed ot one 
member from each division of the U. C. 
V. association, • these members to bo 
chosen by their respective divisions. 

Col. Wood moved that the valuation 
of membership specified in the plan of 
Comrade Rouss be reduced from ten 
dollars to one dollar. 

The chairman announced Hie follow- 
ing executive committee: Colonel J. R. 
Mclntcsh, Meridian, Miss.; General if. 
A. Chalaron, New Orleans, La.; Major 
W. R. Garrett, Nashville, T.enn. 

Resolutions of thanks were passed to 
the Atlanta camp of confederate veter- 
ans and the Gate City guards for the 
use of the hall, and t) the press and 
people of Atlanta for attention. 

The following resolutions was unani- 
mously passed by a raisins vote: Re- 
solved, That the thanks of this com- 
imttee are hereby tendered to the chair- 
man for the able, courteous and patient 
manner with which he has presided 
over the deliberations of this body. 

On motion, the thanks of the commit- 
tee was given to the secretary for his 
faithful discharge of the duties of his 
office, and to General Clement A. Evans, 
residing in Atlanta, for the efficient 
service he has rendered this body. 

Resolved, That the press be requested 
to publish so much of the proceedings of 



this meeting as space Will allow, and 
that in appreciation of /its power to 
convey information and mould public 
sentiment for a worthy' cause, this com- 
mittee will thank the press of the coun- 
try for any aid it will render in bring- 
ing the great movement to a magnificent 
conclusion. 

Resolved, That the minutes be now 
read and approved, and that when this 
convention adjourns it shall adjourn to 
meet at Richmond, Va., on the day 
prior to the annual session in 180G of 
the "Union Confederate Veterans' associa- 
tion. 

The foregoing resolutions were passed; 
the minutes were read and approved. 
The chairman addressed the committee, 
congratulating them on the perfect har- 
mony and courtesy which had prevailed 
and on the great amount of efficient 
work which had been done in so short a 
lime, lie expressed his gratitude lor 
the distinction of presiding over the 
deliberations of such a body assembled 
from all parts of our country, to take 
counsel upon a question of such great 
importance. His confidence in the suc- 
cess of the movement was without the 
shadow of a doubt, for he believed that 
it would have the warm sympathy of 
the people of the south and the entire 
union. 

The members of the committee fob 
lowed the chairman in enthusiastic re- 
marks concerning the rare and valuable 
undertaking committed to their consider- 
ation, and in expression of their com- 
radeship indulged in a cordial handshak- 
ing. , . . 

On motion, the committee adjourned. 
I. H. CARTER, Chairman. 
HOWARD WILLIAMS, Secretary. 



CIRCULAR LETTER OF EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE. 



Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 22, 1S&5. 
The executive committee, appointed 
by the Confederate Memorial associa- 
tion at its meeting, convened in this 
city, by order of General John B. Gor- 
don, general commanding the United 
Confederate Veterans' association, and 
this day adjourned, beg to give through 



the press a summary of proceedings for 
the information of our comrades and 
the fr;ends of our movement. 

The committee, composed of one mem- 
ber from each division of the U. C. V. 
association, organized by the election 
of Comrade J". H. \Carter, of Kentucky, 
permanent chairman, and Comrade 
Howard Williams, of Georgia, perma- 
nent secretary. 

A sub-committee of, five was appointed 
by the chairman on order of business, 
which reported, recommending the ap- 
pointment of sub-committees. One on 
charter, one on address and one on ways 
and means, which was done. 

The committee on charter reported the 
draft of a charter incorporating the 
Confederate Memorial association, which 
report was received and the committee 
instructed to deliver same to the execu- 
tive committee, with authority for it 
to make any amendments that might 
seem best, and to report it to the full 
committee at their next meeting, at the 
reunion of the U. O. V. in Richmond 
next May. 

The committee upon address was ap- 
pointed to prepare an address, explan- 
atory of the work proposed to be done 
for the establishment of the contem- 
plated memorial institution, which ad- 
dress is now being prepared and will be 
given the widest possible circulation 
without delay. 

The committee on ways and means 
reported a plan for securing the means 
necessary for the prosecution of the 
work, which was adopted and the sub- 
stance of which will appear in the forth- 
coming address. 

By resolution of the Memorial com- 
mittee, the execution of the work deter- 



mined upon was delegated to an execu- 
tive committee. 

As soon as this address is prepared 
copies of it, together with an explicit 
statement of the plans agreed upon by 
the committee tor securing the funds 
necessary to erect a great building or 
memorial hall, will be mailed to all 
commanders of veteran camps for dis- 
tribution among members, to the liable 
women of the south, whose mighty in- 
fluence in every work of good, will be 
expected in this sacred cause, and will 
be as much appreciated by the surviv- 
ing confederate veterans as were their 
constancy, self-devotion, gentle and an- 
gelic ministrations during the war; to 
all organizations of the sons and daught- 
ers of the confederacy, whose filial ap- 
preciation of their fathers' heroismism 
we feel confident will enlist their enthu- 
siastic support, and to all other confed- 
erate organizations. In this Memorial 
hall will be collected and preserved for 
future ages the records, cherished relics 
and mementoes of the southern people 
in their heroic struggle from 1801 to 
1865. 

The site of this Memorial institution 
will be selected by a board of adminis- 
trators to be organized at the annual 
re-union of the U. C V., at Richmond, 
Va., in May next, in accordance with 
the plan recommended by the Memorial 
committee. 

A very responsible duty has been im- 
posed upon the executive committee, 
which we would not have undertaken 
but for the assurance of the hearty co- 
operation of our friends everywhere, and 
upon which we confidently rely. 

J. R. McINTOSH, Chairman. 

J. A. CHALARON, 

W. R. GARRETT. 



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ADDRESS OF THE COfllllTTEE. 



An Appeal to Confederate Veterans, 
Sons of Veterans and Daughters of 
the Confederacy. 

To All Confederates, to the Sons of 

Confederates Veterans, the Daughters 

of the Confederacy and the Noble Wo- 
men of the South: 

This address is made to you by direc- 
tion of a general committee from all of 
the Southern States, acting under ap- 
pointment and by authority of the "United 
Confederate Veterans' Association. 

That general committee was raised in 
consequence of a communication from 
Mr. Charles Broadway Rouss, of New 
York City, at the annual convention of 
United Confederate Veterans, in Hous- 
ton, Tex., through which this generous 
Confederate comrade proposed to give 
$100,000 for a great purpose, which 
will be more particularly described here- 
after, upon the proper condition that we 
would evince an equally patriotic spirit 
by contributing in many small subscrip- 
tions, a similar sum. The communica- 
tion of Mr. Rouss was received with a 
most appreciative demonstration of 
enthusiasm by the immense body of 
Confederates assembled in that reunion, 
and on a resolution presented by J. B. 
Gordon, Commanding General, with Gen. 
Stephen D. Lee in the chair. It was 
composed of one member from each Di- 
vision or State. This important commis- 
sion was entrusted to the following com- 
rades, viz: 

Gen. George H. Stewart, Maryland. 

Col. J. R. Mcintosh, Mississippi. 

Gen. George D. Johnston, Alabama. 

Col. J. B. Cary, Virginia. 

Gen. J. A. Chalaron, Louisiana. 

Cant. B. H. Teague, South Carolina. 

Major W. R. Garrett, Tennessee. 

Col. John 0. Casler, Oklahoma. 

Gen. W. D. Chipley, Florida. 

Col. J. C. Cravens, Missouri. 

Capt. John H. Carter, Kentucky. 

Col. Howard Williams, Georgia. 

Hon. W. C. Itatcliffe, Aakansas. 

Gen. W. L. Cabell, Texas. 

Col. Thos. S. Kenan, North Carolina. 

Dr. L. C. Tennent, Indian Territory. 



Capt. John M. Hickey, Washington, 
D. C. 7 

Capt. W. C. White, West Virginia. 

The committee assembled in Atlanta, 
Georgia, October 19, /1895, in person or 
by proxy, the proxies/being Gen. Clement 
A. Evans, J. O. Murray, of West Vir- 
ginia, and Col. Robert C. Wood. Its de- 
liberations continued several days and 
covered fully and darefuly the great mat- 
ter submitted for' consideration; all of 
which discussions were held with re- 
markable unity apd enthusiasm, evincing 
the most patriotic spirit and a lofty pur- 
pose to carry on to rapid and signal suc- 
cess the magnificent scheme which Mr. 
Rouss had inaugurated. The conclusions 
of the committee were reached in abso- 
lute and fraternal unanimity, and it was 
then deemed to be essential that an ad- 
dress to our people should be made 
through a special committee appointed 
for that purpose. 

We therefore enter upon this duty 
confessing our profound sense of the^ 
magnitude of the enterprise we have in 
hand, and the inexpressible worth to 
ourselves, our posterity, our South, and 
our whole country, of the memorial in- 
stitution suggested by Mr. Rouss. We 
do not distrust your patriotic interest in 
perpetuating the principles which have 
always governed the actions of the 
Southern people, and in preservirg the 
materials of their honorable history; we 
do not imagine there is any abatement 
of the tenderness or strength of your 
regard for the actors in the ever mem- 
orable days of the Confederacy; nor do 
we fear a lack of your liberality in a 
prompt response to any appeal on be- 
half of our common cause; but we sin- 
cerely say that in the brief space within 
which this address is necessarily confined 
we cannot adequately set forth the in- 
estimable value, the absolute necessity, 
the limitless influence, as well as the 
sublime spirit — all included within the 
incomparable endeavor now proposed, to 
establish in the South a superb and in- 
destructible memorial of Confederate 
times. 

With this feeling deeply impressing 
ourselves, we proceed to submit to you 
a very succinct statement of the noble 
proposal of Mr. Rouss and the object 
now contemplated aa something sure pt 



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attainment through our speedy and en- 
thusiastic aetion\ It is eminently proper, 
however, that w>e precede the statement 
with a mention of the life of the noble 
private soldier oi the Confederate Army 
who first of all his\ comrades rose to the 
conception of an enterprise on behalf of 
his beloved South, \ exceeding all prior 
memorials and well Ayorthy of the great 
cause it is designed \to represent. Our 
comrade, Charles Brbadway Rouss, is 
proud of his Southern birth, and has 
never wavered in the devotion of his heart 
from his Southern comrades. He was 
born and reared in Winchester, Va., 
and grew up intelligently, accustomed to 
commercial life. In the midst of a suc- 
cessful career then fairly begun, he was 
found ready when war arose to obey the 
call of the Sou'h, and enlisted as a pri- 
vate in the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, 
where he rode with Rosser, Ashby and 
other gallant spirits in that dangerous 
service which daily imperilled the lives 
of those brave men. Seeking.no other 
place but that of a fighting private, he 
impressed himself upon the memory of 
his comrades by his fidelity and gallantry 
to the. last. General Rosser said re- 
cently that his attention was often 
drawn to the brave young cavalryman 
"* the desperate fights in which the 
Black Horse Cavalry were so frequently 
engaged. Thus by his hard, unselfish, 
and dangerous service through the perils 
of the whole war our comrade endeared 
himself to us and unconsciously became 
that typical Soul hern soldier who will 
be conspicuously portrayed in the his- 
tory, poetry, statuary and song of the 
ages to come. His name is now far 
famed and fervently mentiohed through- 
out our country, but the truest evidence 
of our appreciation will be manifested 
when we celebrate his three score years 
of valuable life in 1898, by presenting 
i m r. a Parchment scroll containing tens 
of thousands of names with a completed 
response to his generous proposition. 

After the war he went to New York 
City and engaged in commercial busi- 
ness on a plan of his own conception. 
Commencing without capital, but with 
inborn courage and certain intuitions 
that surely directed him to success, our 
comrade illustrated Southern commercial 
genius in the great city of New York, 



amidst the giants of trade and accumu- 
lated large, wealth. His financial success 
broadened his opportunities for benevo- 
lence and these he has seized to relieve 
many a confederate, to help numbers of 
struggling young men, to encourage in- 
stitutions of charity, and to build monu- 
ments in memory of the confederate 
dead. 

Now he crowns all with an unexpected, 
unsolicited proposal so unique and appro- 
priate, so grand and feasable, that we can 
have no hesitation in an immediate en- 
thusiastic co-operation with him in bear- 
ing it on the rising tide to a most mag- 
nificent success. W T hat is this undertak- 
ing ( It is no less than the foundation of 
a memorial institution of noble propor- 
tions in some southern city, which will be 
devoted to the collection and guardian- 
ship of all things that can illustrate the 
entire wonderful epoch of the southera 
confederacy in every respect whatsoever. 

It is necessary to state the plan itself 
plainly in order that you may under- 
stand it clearly and be prepared to accept 
\ o£. ea £tr y and act "P° n ^ promptly. In 
1894 Mr. Rouss addressed a fraternal, 
patriotic letter through the mails to the 
various camps of confederate veterans, 
in which he called special attention to 
the pressing necessity of establishing 
some institution which would guard for- 
ever "the memories of the struggle of 
the south for liberty, and evidences of 
her glorious prowess in the field," and 
after expressing his own warm desires, 
•nyited responses from his comrades. 
Within a month replies came from hun- 
dreds of sources, such as to call forth 
his second letter, of December, the same 
year, in which he says: "The theory of 
the movement is this: Tha±_every con- 
federate veteran should have a proprie- 
tary interest in the institution; that each 
of them should feel that he had con- 
tributed something toward perpetuating 
the memories of the great struggle in 
which he had borne a part. The surviv- 
ing veterans are unanimous in the desire 
to perpetuate the memory of the glorious 
struggles of the south for constitutional 
rights, to pay deserved tribute to the 
heroic deeds of their fallen comrades; 
to furnish an inspiring object lesson to 
their descendants and to leave to pos- 
terity endearing proofs of the courage, 



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loyally and devotion to duty of the con- 
federate soldier. All this can be accom- 
plished by concerted, united action." 

These noble sentiments went directly 
to the hearts of all true people with a 
warming influence which inspired afresh 
the common desire to construct a truly 
monumental institution, belonging not to 
one state, but to all states and enduring 
not for one age but for all ages. They 
aroused the deeply interested attention of 
the surviving actors in the confederate 
period, and upon the presentation of the 
conception and plan to the convention at 
Houston, where General Stephen D. Lee 
presided, the gallant Gordon represented 
the feeling of his comrades in saying: 
"I wish to place before this body a matter 
which is of supreme interest to the sur- 
vivors, and exceeds in its scope and im- 
portance anything which has yet been 
before you for your consideration. I am 
proud to be the medium of making 
known to you the purposes and plans of 
one who as a private soldier in all the 
Virginia campaigns, added laurels to his 
own name and lustre to the history of 
his own state and to our arms." 

We shall not attempt to describe the 
enthusiasm of the vast body of people 
gathered in the Auditorium at Hous- 
ton when Colonel Wood was introduced 
by Adjutant General Moorman and 
stated that he was authorized by com- 
rade Rouss to make a cash subscription 
of $100,000 as individual subscription to 
the memorial fund when the monument 
assumed proper shape. It is enough to 
say that this demonstration adds to the 
confidence of this committee that the 
proposition of Mr. Rooss will meet with 
a similar enthusiastic reception by south- 
ern people elsewhere. 

Such being thfc enthusiastic inaugur- 
ation of the enterprise we will proceed 
further to explain to you what is con- 
templated by this rare movement. It 
is proposed that some southern city 
shall be honored with the custody of 
grounds', a building and a great collec- 
tion of sacred mementoes representative 
and illustrative of the period of the con- 
federate war. Several large cities are 
already competing for that honor. They 
understand its significance. They appre- 
ciate the ornament and the utility of 
such a magnificent public institution. 



The trust is recognized as the most 
honorable that can be Conferred upon 
any place or people, and will give the 
city that shall gain the/ prize a distinc- 
tion which will endure/ as long as love 
of liberty and admiration for valor shall 
exist in the hearts of our countrymen. 
But the rivalry among these cities will 
be generous, and when the site shall be 
finally chosen all places will unite in 
cordial fraternity in making the fortu- 
nat location the centre to which all efforts 
will converge. 

The building will /be a stately fire-proof 
durable structure designed by skillful 
architects and built with the utmost care. 
It will be planned upon a large scale, 
ample enough for the due care and cus- 
tody of all mementoes that can be col- 
lected from all quarters. It will have a 
spacious hah for confederate gatherings; 
extensive apartemnts for a great library 
of books, maps, papers, magazines, man- 
uscripts, diaries and records of all fur- 
nishing the data of confederate history; 
niches and galleries for portraits, paint- 
ings, photographs, paintings and pic- 
tures — all of confederate people, places 
and scenes. Confederate medallions and 
statuary will adorn the grounds and 
buildings, and room will be provided for 
all relics and illustrative objects of every 
character. This is but a cold outline of 
that great memorial edifice in which will 
be gathered the entire material for the 
true history of every department of the 
confederate government, of every south- 
ern state, of every command in the con- 
federate armies, and -as far as possible 
of every praiseworthy action of the 
chivalric men and the more than glor- 
ious women of the south. Such mater- 
ial will be cprefully collected from all 
portions of our country and will in- 
crease in quantity and interest for years 
to come. You yourself will be requested 
to contributed in writing your knowl- 
edge of events that transpired during the 
days of the confederacy for filing in these 
memorial archives. All parts of the 
land will vie among themselves to be 
foremost in sending these sacred and 
invaluable mementoes. The value of 
such an institution is simply inconceiv- 
able. 

After this plain statement of the 
noble motive which inspires the move- 



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ment, and the general scope of the great 
undertaking it\only remains for us to 
answer the question how can such a 
laudable and momentous work be done? 
Mr. Rouss has answered that question 
on his part by the munificent tender of 
$100,000. We are\to reply by a popular 
donation within a few months of a simi- 
lar fum, and a board' of wisely chosen 
administrators selected from all parts of 
the country will execute your will with- 
out other reward thqn the priceless con- 
sciousness of having carried into effective 
operation the most patriotic scheme of 
the age. Now in order that we might 
have a practical plan for raising our part 
of the contribution the committee on 
ways and means have taken this special 
question into the most careful considera- 
tion proposed a plan of action which the 
general committee adopted and the ex- 
ecutive committee will carry into im- 
mediate operation. The committee on 
ways and means composed of Col. 11. 
C. Wood, Major W. R. Garrett and Cap- 
tain Ij. 0. Tentent, appreciate the fact 
that to raise the additional amount of 
$100,000 "is the most 'important matter 
that can occupy our attention, as upon 
this point rests the success of the great 
work." But they express their confi- 
dence after full consideration of the 
sources that the required sum will be 
rap'dly raised. They point out as the 
first source the great body of confederate 
veterans already enrolled in the nearly 
800 camps of the U. C. V,, fifty thousand 
strong, and next a large number of con- 
federates belonging to various associa- 
tions besides those who are attached to 
the order, altogether certainly not less 
than a hundred thousand whose hearts 
are in the movement. The noble women 
of the south who were first to propose 
memorials of the confederate cause and 
will be the last to cease the effort to 
perpetuate our sacred memories and our 
fame will be surely depended on to 
achieve success for the present worthy 
scheme. With these appear the great 
body of vigorous sons and daughters who 
are' imbued with the spirit of their 
fathers and mothers and into whose 
hands after a short time the rich inheri- 
tance of the memorial building with all 
its priceless contents will come. They 
alone are numerous enough and devoted 



enough to such an object to accomplish 
our purpose if it was proper to commit 
it to them without our aid. Besides 
there are thousands of friends, north 
and south, who perceive the real worth 
to our whole country of this institution 
as a means of confirming and increasing 
the patriotic American spirit, and will 
be glad to enroll their names among its 
founders. It is better to reach all these 
interested classes by concerted action 
through a general popular subscription 
than to accept the most liberal donations 
of a few men of wealth. It is also un- 
questionably true that far more than 
the amount which must- be added to the 
donation of Mr. Rouss to make it avail- 
able is now at this moment ready for 
delivery in small amounts by a true and 
enthusiastic people. It is also true that 
this ready general contribution must be 
made at once ' without any delay, and 
to that end some simple feasible plan of 
solicitation must be put into immediate 
operation. The executive committee, 
composed of Col. J. R. Mcintosh, Gen. 
Chalaron and Maj. Garrett, will organ- 
ize that plan .through which every camp 
and association of confederacy in the 
United States, every chapter of the 
daughters of the confederacy, and every 
branch of the Sons of Veterans will be 
efficiently reached. Our true and tried 
women, with whom such work is a 
labor of love, will be specially enlisted 
and will be irresistable. Through all 
these agencies the cities, towns and 
country will be quickly canvassed, and 
the executive committee will be made" 
able to report the triumphant of the 
sacred offering made in full by her 
people. Further detailed description of 
these practical means to secure speedy, 
enthusiastic concerted actionals not here 
necessary, since the executive committee 
will at once prepare and forward all 
literature explanatory , of the plan. 

We must now say to you that the 
bright hopes of this sacred cause which 
is now in ^he bloom cannot be withered 
except by yoar delay in executing the 
feasible plan submitted. "Not to act 
now is to fail forever!" This passing 
winter must ^e succeeded by a spring 
which will announce with its opening 
flowers the fulfillment of our design. 
Therefore, the commanders and officers 



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of all camps and associations will be ex- 
pected to take immediate steps to enroll 
our confederates in tins memorable army 
ol contributors. Our sons and daughters 
will immediately reinforce our ranks 
with their work and names. Our south- 
ern womanhood will be conspicuously 
eirnest in crowning the memorial with 
their indispensible services and signa- 
tures. There will be no cause for a 
dilatory proceeding, but every reason for 
a rapid, united, unanimous movement. 
With one enthusiastic dash let us cap- 
ture the heights together and on the crest 
or unpar aliened success announce to the 
world that the monumental momentoes of 
the great confederate epoch in American 
history have been saved from oblivion 

Hie enrollment of your names upon 
the honorable scroll of the founders of 
this Rsittle Abbey" will be an imperish- 
able and luminous record on which pos- 
terity will look with pride as evincing 
your patriotic co-operation in securing 
the memorabilia of the most remarkable 
era m our country's career. That illus- 
trious roll will declare the heart as well 
as the intelligence of a great people of 
this age who believe that the various 
deeds and unimpeachable patriotism of 
the southern people deserve complete and 
perpetual commemora tion. 

It will exhibit the popular enthusiasm 
which never fails to be aroused concern- 
ing the fame won by the great men of 
the south on civic nnd martial fields and 
will manifest the wonderful unity of our 
people in maintaining the honor of their 
beloved south. To. have your name en- 
volumed as an associate with your com- 
rades, your sons and daughters, and wo- 
men of the south in this memorial work 
on which ages to come will gaze with 
absorbed interest will, we are assured 
be enjoyed by you with commendable 
pride, and it is therefore the earnest de- 
sire not only of this committee but of the 
whole body of our comrades, that not 
0n l n ™ G shal] be raided from that rec- 
ord. 1 he opportunity will be given you 
to inscribe your name upon that immor- 
tal roll which is made popular on purpose 
by placing the membership fee at SI, for 
which a receipt will be given and that re- 
ceipt will be convertible into a certificate 



issued by authority of the/United Con- 
federate Veterans' assoch/tion, to be- 
come an heirloom in the /family of the 
donor. This popular subscription will be 
taken in order that none of our people 
shall be excluded from the roll of found- 
ers, but there will be /thousands whose 
liberal gifts will exceed that per capita 
membership fee and/ whose generosity 
will be suitably acknowledged. The 
commanding general /will also be asked 




+,w™iu — -l-C !, FttmuLu; women, 

together with the sons and daughters 
of the confederacy, on which occasion 
the subscription roll will be carried to 
completion. The money paid will be de- 
posited in responsible banks of the 
locality where it is given until the board 
of administrators, or other proper au- 
thority provide for its use. Every pre- 
caution will be taken to carry the grand 
enterprise through patriotically, with 
little exepense, and on a scale of useful 
magnificence that will evoke the praise 
of the whole country. 

In conclusion the committee beg leave 
to say that we believe that any appeal 
to your southern pride, to your patriotic 
[eeling or to any similar impulse is whol- 
ly unnecessary. These we assume are 
nil instinct with the force of a deathless 
lite in your warm hearts. So sacred is 
the subject upon which we have ad- 
dressed you that we have suppressed all 
eulogy; so grand is the object in view we 
have not ventured to offer a portrayal of 
its features. Your love for noble prin- 
ciples and admiration of the splendid 
people of the confederate age, will them- 
selves fully inspire you with thought and 
feeling exceeding anything we could say. 
Ibis cause with all its vast import, now 
rests in your hands. Mr. Itouss awaits 
with his heart full of hope to hear that 
you have more than met the necessary 
terms of his most generous proposal. 
Your Sunny South, to which attention 
is now turned with a force of interest ' 
that cannot be averted, waits on you to 
break the clouds that have enveloped 
her history, that she may appear re- 
splendent in the truths of her great ac- 
tions and motives before all the world 
Uur whole country will expect that with- 



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in a few months at most your action will 
have been taken and your decree re- 
corded that the great memorial structure 
shall be erected. 

CLEMENT A. EVANS, Chairman. 

JOHN M. TIICKEY, 

HOWARD \W1LLIAMS, 

J. O. MURRAY. 



THE PL^N ADOPTED. 



Address of the Executive Committee 
Stating Plan for Raising the Honey. 



Meridian, Miss., Nov. 9, 1895. 
To All Confederates and Their Friends 
Everywhere — To the Sons of Confed- 
erate Veterans— To the Daughters of 
the Confederacy and the Noble Women 
of the South: 

The executive committee of the Con- 
federate Memorial association in its meet- 
ing held this day in this city, adopted the 
following plans for the collection of a 
sufficient sum of money, which supple- 
mented by the munificent gift of $1<J0,00U 
proposed to be given by our comrade, 
Charles B. Rouss, of New York, will 
ensure the building and pereptuation of 
the proposed Memorial institution. 

First— Subscriptions shall be obtained 
through the camps of the U. C. V., 
through organized bodies of unattached 
confederate veterans, and through or- 
ganizations of ladies and the sons and 
daughters of veterans. 

Second— No individual shall be au- 
thorized to collect subscriptions except 
members of the general committee, the 
general, lieutenant generals, and divi- 
sion commanders of the U. • C. V., and 
such special agents as the executive com- 
mittee may find it necessary to ap- 
point. 

Third — Subscriptions shall be evidenced 
by printed receipts issued to the various 
soliciting organizations by the executive 
committee, which receipt shall be in 
book-form, like a bank check book, with 
a stub bearing the same number as the 
receipt and both made to correspond 
when filled for issuance. 

Fourth— All receipts shall be signed by 
the chairman of the executive committee 
and countersigned by the commander or 



adjutant or some person specially des- 
ignated for the purpose by the camp, or 
organization soliciting, or by a special 
agent appointed by the executive com- 
mittee. 

The form of the receipt shall be as 
follows: 

No Place and date. 

Received of. ... . 

dollars as subscription to the confeder- 
ate memorial association. 

The association as soon as organized 
will issue to the subscriber a certificate 
of membership upon the surrender of his 
receipt. Each dollar subscribed entitles 
the subscriber to a certificate of member- 
ship in his or her name or that of any 
person designated by the subscriber. 
This subscription is made and accepted 
with the understanding that if not used 
within one year from this date, for the 
purpose intended, it shall be returned to 
the subscriber. 

Fifth. — The minimum subscription 
shall be one dollar, but subscription may 
be made for any amount. 

Sixth.— All monies collected must be 
deposited to the order of the United 
Confederate Veterans, for the use of 
the Confederate Memorial association, 
in a bank or other safe depository of 
the localities where collected and no- 
tice of said deposit must be sent monthly 
to the manager's office, No. 44 Perdido 
street. New Orleans, La. 

Seventh.— The general office of the 
executive committee is fixed at New 
Orleans, La., the headquarters of the 
U. 0. V„ and Col. Robt. C. Wood was 
elected manager of the same, to whom 
all communications upon the subject 
should be addressed. 

Eighth.— Subscriptions are not limited 
to the members of camps or other con- 
federate organizations, but those em- 
powered to obtain subscriptions are au- 
thorized and urged to obtain all the out- 
side subscriptions possible, in their re- 
spective localities. 

Ninth.— The receipt books must be 
carefully preserved, and when called in, 
be returned with all stubs attached, 
with all receipts remaining unfilled and 
with all receipts that may have been 
mutilated. 

Tenth.— The manager shall have full 
charge of the office, under the direction 
of the executive committee and shall 



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The South's Battle Abbey. 



take active charge of the work of raising 
the amount of money required by thl 
conditions of Mr. Rouss' subscription. 1 

The able address prepared by a sub- 
committee of the general committee of 
the Confederate Memorial Association atl 
its meeting in Atlanta, G-a., on the ll)th 
day of last October, which, under our 
direction,) has been circulated among 
you, clearly, and fully sets forth not only 
the plans proposed for the building and 
perpetuation of a confederate memorial 
institution, but the great necessity for 
the same, so that the confederate veter- 
ans, whilst they live, and tbeir descend- 
ants for all time to come, may tbere (?o, 
and with uncovered beads bow at the 
shrine of .southern chivalry, and where 
future historians may find reliable data 
that will enable them to write truthful 
histories of the southern people and of 
their glorious struggle for their con- 
stitutional rights. This institution will 
create unstinted admiration for the he- 
roism of the southern soldier as Ameri- 
cans in the heart of every patriotic 
American citizen regardless of the loca- 
tion of his home, or the cause which he 
espoused in the contest between the sec- 
tions. 

We appeal to each division comman- 
der of the U. C. V. to forthwith issue 
an order to the various camps of his 
division calling their attention to this 
great movement and urging prompt and 
liberal subscriptions to it in the man- 
ner authorized and provided for by this 
committee as above set forth. 

We appeal to every confederate veter- 
an wherever he may be, whether be- 
neath the genial skies of our beloved 
south, in the great emporiums of the 
east, upon the broad prairies of the west, 
in the distant lands of Australia or 
Egypt, or the South Ameiican states, 
everywhere in the language of the ad- 
dress, "with one enthusiastic dash "to 
capture the height together and on the 
crest of unparalleled success announce to 



the world that the sacred mementoes 
of the great confederate epoch in Ameri- 
can history have been saved from 
oblivion." We appeal to bur friends of 
the press, who have manifested so much 
interest and liberality in /this great move- 
ment heretofore, to continue their valued 
support. / 

We will distribute, as soon as they 
can be prepared, among our friends 
everywhere, folders or pamphlets con- 
taining the order of the general com- 
manding IT. C. V., calling the confeder- 
ate memorial committee together in At- 
lanta, Ga., on the 19th of October; the 
minutes of the committee; our letter of 
the 23d ult. advising you of the action 
of the general committee, and the splen- 
did "address" appealing to you for 
prompt and generous aid in this behalf. 
We will also mail to every confederate 
organization one or more receipt books. 
We beg that commanders will call at 
once meetings of their respective camps 
and urge full attendance that every mem- 
ber may hear the reading of the "ad- 
dress." We urge upon commanders of 
camps the importance of securing im- 
mediate subscriptions from veterans, not 
only by personal solicitation, but also 
through the agency of others. We 
urgently recommend that the "daughters 
of the confederacy" and the "Sons of 
Veterans" be enlisted in this good work 
to the end that every man, woman and 
child in the south shall have member- 
ship in the Confederate Memorial asso- 
ciation. By active, prompt and intel- 
ligent exertion there should be secured 
within thirty days funds sufficient to 
erect an institution worthy in every 
respect of the men and cause whose 
memory every true southerner ardently 
wishes to .perpetuate. 

J. E. McINTOSH, 
Chairman; 
J. A. CHALARON, 
W. R. GARRETT, 

Committee. 



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GENERAL ORDER No. 155- 



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J. B. Gordon, General Commanding, 
Commends the Enterprise to the 
Noble Women of the South. 



Headquarters United Confederate Vet 
erans, 

New Orleans, La., Dec. 7, 1895. 
General Orders No. 155. 

The progress made by the able and 
distinguished committee appointed in 
General Orders Nos. 145 and 149 from 
these headquarters to examine into and 
report upon the plan submitted by the 
great philanthropist and benefactor, 
Charles Broadway Rouss, for the estab- 
lishment of a grand Memorial Hall, 
where Confederate relics and mementoes 
are to be deposited for all time, and 
which is to become the "Battle Abbey' 
of the south, must be very gratifying 
to old veterans and to all those who love 
the traditions of the South and who 
cherish the memories of the courage and 
heroism of her sons, and the unparalleled 
devotion of her noble and self-sacrific- 
hig women. 

This splendid committee has now suc- 
cessfully launched the grand enterprise, 
and through their action and that of the 
sub-committees, have formulated a mode 
of procedure which, if energetically car- 
ried out, cannot fail of success. 

It will be remembered that the gener- 
ous and large-hearted donor, Mr. Charles 
Broadway Rouss, who alone conceived 
this project for the perpetuation of the 
history and glory of his countrymen, 
presented a plan for its consummation to 
the veterans at the Houston reunion, at 
the same time subscribing $100,000 as his 
individual subscription to assist in carry- 
ing out his grand views and ideas, con- 
ditioned upon the veterans raising a like 
amount. 

To raise thi* $100,000 additional and 
enough more to endow and ensure the 
perpetuation of the institution, is the 
all-absorbing matter which now occupies 
the attention and efforts of the committee. 
It is believed that one-half of the 
amount required will be raised through 
the subscription of the more than 50,000 
members of the TJ. C. V. association, 
and which will entitle them to certifi- 



cates showing their contribution, thus 
giving each contributor an interest in 
this glorious enterprise, which is so near 
and so dear to the heart of every vet- 
eran—and it is considered to be sure 
and bevond peradventure that the other 
half, or balance, whatever may be re- 
quired, will be raised by the noble wo- 
men of the South. 

The committee suggests that the most 
feasible manner of reaching the desired 
object is to set apart a "Memorial Festi- 
val Day," and they ask that the General 
Commanding will designate the date, and 
issue a general order. 

The General Commanding, therefore, 
in compliance with the request of the 
committee, designates Friday, May 1, 
1896, as the most suitable for a Memor- 
ial Festival Day," to be set apart for the 
use of the women of the south m rais- 
funds for this sreat Memorial Hali 



All the details and exercises of this 
"Memorial Festival Day" are to be 
pi a nned, conducted and carried out en- 
tirely under the orders, control, ideas 
and management of the women of the 
South, in their respective localities. 

For, in whose hands could this sacred 
trust more properly be placed, and with 
in ire certainty of success, than into those 
of the gentle women of the South, who 
have never yet faltered or failed, in the 
performance of any duty, either in war 
or in peace, imposed upon them for the 
Southern cause. 

Their spirit and determination ani- 
mated the men of the South at the scene 
of the first conflict; they were the most 
constant and unremitting patriots and 
workers during their country's mighty 
struggle; and the last to abandon the 
sacred cause after Southern hopes van- 
ished behind the clouds at Appomattox. 
The true history of their deeds and 
triumphs has not yet been told. ' 

No historian has yet written the story, 
nor muse sung the song, nor minstrel 
strung the lyre, which fitly celebrates 
their praise. 

The straits to which they were re- 
duced for food and clothing, the self- 
abnegation and hardships endured by 
them during those dark and gloomy days 
of war, finds no parallel in history; their 
patriotism and courage will be written in 
golden letters upon the tablets of time, 
ineffaceable while memory lasts; and, ai 



The; South's Battle W 



BBEY. 



ministering angels, their names will live 
upon the pages of poetry and in romance 
as long as chivalry exists in the hearts 
and minds of mankind. 

This "Battle Abbey" will not be dedi- 
cated alone to the history and deeds of 
the civic and military heroes of the 
greatest of civil wars; but the General 
Commanding will see, that within its 
sacred portals sufficient and conspicuous 
space will be reserved for the names 
and fame of the "Heroines of the South." 

As yet, only wandering troubadours, 
like the bards of the middle ages, jour- 
neying from castle to castle, have very 
faintly sung their praise; but the tender 
and sacred memories which cluster with 
a halo of love and veneration around 
their living and dead; demands, that 
their names and the story of their glory 
be gathered ere it is too late, and that 
some Master, whose pen is inspired with 
celestial fire, and whose touch is mel- 
lowed and hallowed by the richness and 
grandeur of the theme, shall mingle and 
blend them with their glorious achieve- 
ments into a Southern Epic, glowing 
with tributes of their unrivalled history 
to be deposited in this sanctua y of South- 
ern valor. 

In this Temple of Fame, which is to 
be consecrated to all the people of the 
commg centuries, in a niche which will 
be carved out by the story of their own 
wondrous deeds and glory, a monument 
will also arise, commemorative of the 
courage and fame of the "Heroines of 
the South, a name, which will ever be 
linked m history with those of "Roman 
Matron" and "Spartan Mother." For 
did not every Southern mother, like the 
<J& >man Matron," proudly exclaim: 

These are my jewels?" and did not their 
fortitude and heroism rise to even su- 
preme heights? For they sent their off- 
spring bravely and loyally to battle for 
their country, and with the "Spartan 
Mother's" deathless injunction: "Return 
with your shield, or on it." 

It is to the survivors of these illustri- 
ous women and to their descendants, to 
whom the General Commanding, there- 
fore, confidently intrusts this important 
mission of assisting in this holy under- 
taking. 

The General Commanding appeals to 
and uj-gea these heroic women, survivors 



°l a heroic age, and all the daughters of 
the South who take pride in the history 
of such worthy and glorious ' ancestors, 
to immediately, upon the receipt of this 
order, organize societies and elect presi- 
dents, secretaries, treasurers and others 
officers, in every city, town, hamlet and 
neighborhood in the South and to notify 
Colonel R. C. Wood, general manager of 
the Confederate Memorial Association, 
-No. 44 Perdido street, New Orleans, La., 
so that he can at once supply them with 
subscription books and full instructions, 
and respectfully requests that they will 
commence without delay the collection 
ot funds for the erection of this deposi-' 
tory of the records of the valor of 
Southern manhood and the heroism of 
Southern womanhood, and continue their 
efforts systematically, making the "Me- 
morial Festival Day," May 1, 1880, the 
culmination of their efforts. 

The money raised by each society and 
m each locality must be deposited in 
some good bank or other safe depository, 
to the order of the United Confederate 
Veterans for the use of the Confederate 
Memorial Association,' to remain until 
called for by proper authority. 

In the meantime, each society or lo- 
cality, where money is raised, will re- 
port the amount collected to Col. Tt. C. 
Wood, general manager of the Confeder- 
ate Memorial Association, No. 44 Perdido 
street, New Orleans, La., so that an idea 
can be formed of the total amount thus 
secured. 

The general commanding requests all 
the old Veterans composing the 721 
United Confederate Veteran camps of 
this association to render all the assist- 
ance possible to the ladies engaged in 
this holy cause. 

The General Commanding also requests 
that every newspaper throughout the 
^outh and elsewhere, favorable to this 
grand historic enterprise, will publish 
this order and with editorial comment 
give it the widest of publicity. 
By order of 

X B. GORDON, 
General Commanding. 
GEO. MOORMAN, 

Adj't Gen'l and Chief of Staff, 
(Official.) 



LIST O F ENGAGEM ENTS. 

A Complete List of Engagements Between the Confederate and Fed- 
eral Armies and Navies, 8861=65, Arranged by States. 



KENTUCKY. 

Hillsboro. Oct. 8, 1861. 
Tripletts Bridge, June 16, 1863. 
West Liberty, Oct. 23, 186L 
Prestonburg and Middle Creek, Jan. 10, 

1862. 
Paintsville or Jennie's Creek, Dec. 7, 

1801. 
Paintsville and Half Mount, April 13 and 

14, 1804. 
Mount Sterling, March 22, 1803, and 

June 9, 1804. , 
Paris, July 30, 1862. 
Cyuthiana, July 17, 1S62, and June 11, 

1804. 
Cyuthiana and Kellar's Bridge, June 10, 

1804. 
Lexington, Oct. 17, 1802. 
Monterey, June 11, 1802. 
Floyd's Fork, Oct. 1, 1862. 
Harrodsburg, Oct. lO, 1862. 
Danville, March 24, 1863. 
Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862. 
Richmond, Aug. 30, 1862. 
Big Hill, Aug. 23, 1862. 
Union City, March 24, 1864. 
Irvine, July 30, 1863. 
Somerset, Fishing Creek and Beach 

Grove, Jan. 19 and 20, 1862. 
Dutton's Hill, or Somerset, March 30, 

1863, 
Monticello, May 1, 1863. 
Monticello and Rocky Gap, June 9, 1863. 
Horse-Shoe Bend, May 11, 1863. 
Creelsborough, Dec. 7, 1863. 
Mill Springs, or Logan's Cross Roads, 

Jan. 19 and 20, 1862. 
Burkesville (Morgan's Raid), July, 1863. 
Tompkinsville, June 9, 1802. 
Columbia (Morgan's Raid), July, 1863. 
Green River Bridge (Morgan's Raid), 

July, 18G3. 
Lebanon, July 12, 1862; July 5, 1863; 

July 30, 1864. 
Elizabethtown, Dec. 27, 1862. 
Munsfordsville, Woodsonville and Row- 

lett's Station, Dec. 17, 1861. 
Munsfordsville, Sept. 14 to 16, 1862. 
Bacon Creek, Dec. 26, 1862. 
Glasgow, Dec. 24, 1862, and Oct. 5, 1863. 
Bowling Green, Feb, 1, 1862. 



Woodbury and Morgantown, Oct. 29, 

1801. 
Russellville, July 29, 1862. 
Sacramento, Dec. 28, 1801. 
Slaughterville, Sept. 3, 1862. 
Garrettsburg, Nov. 6, 1862. 
Fort Anderson, Paducah, March 25, 1S62. 
May field, Jan. 12, 1804. 
White Oak Ridge, near Hickman, Aug. 

19, 1862. 

TENNESSEE. 
Bristol, Sept. 21, 1803, 
Blountsville, Sept. 22, and Oct. 12 and 

13, 1803, 
Union Station (now Bluff City), Nov. 1 

to 4, 1864. 
Watauga Bridge and Carter's Station, 

Dec. 30, 1862. 
Watauga Bridge, April 25 and 26> 1864. 
Greeneville, Sept. 4, 1864. 
Limestone Station, Sept. 5, 1863. 
Roger sville, Nov. 6, 1863. 
Bull's Gap, Nov. 13, 1864. 
Morristown, Oct. 29, 1864. 
Panther Springs, March, 5, 1834. 
Bean's Station and Morristown, Dec. 10 

to 14, 1863. 
Beans' Station (Stoneman's Raid), Dec. 

12 to 21. 1864. 
Tazewell, Aug. 6, 1802, and Jan. 24, 1864. 
Kinderhook, Aug. 11, 1882. 
Mulberry Gap, Feb. 22, 1864. 
Cumberland Gap, Sept. '9, 1863. 
Mossy Creek and Talbott's Station, Dae. 

29, 1863. 
Mossy Creek, Jan. 13, 1864. 
Dandridge, Jan. 16 and 17, 1864. 
Fair Garden, or Kelley's Ford, Jan. 27, 

1864. 
Knoxville, siege from Nov. 17 to Deo. 4, 

1803. 
Campbell's Station, Nov. 16, 1863. 
Maryville, Nov. 14, 1863. 
Rockford, Nov. 14. 1863. 
Loudon Creek, Nov. 15, 1863. 
Philadelphia Oct. 20 and 22, 1803. 
Johnson's Mills. Feb. 22, 1804. 
Decatur, July 15, 1802. 
Charleston, Dec. 28, 1863. 
Calhoun, SeDt. 26, 1863. 
Cleveland, Nov. 27, 1863. 
Blue Springs, Oct. 10, 1803. 






Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Orchard 

Knob, and Missionary Itidge, Nov. 23 

to 25, 1883. 
"Battle Above the Clouds," Nov. 24, 

1863. 
Black House, No. 2, Mill Creek, Chatta- 
nooga, Dec. 2 and 3, 1S64. 
Wauhatchie, Oct. 27, 1863. 
Jacksboro and Big Creek Cap, March 10, 

1862. 
Celina, Dec. 7, 1863. 
Hartsville, Dec 7, 1S62. 
G-allatin, Aug. 12 and 13, 1862. 
Edgefield Junction, Aug. 20,. 1862. 
Nashville, March 8, 1862; Nov. 5, 1S62; 

May 24, 1864. 
In Front of Nashville, Dec. 1 to 14, 1864. 
Nashville, Dec. 15 and 16, 1864. 
Between Nashville and Murfreesboro are 

the following: 
Antio.ch Station, April 10, 1863. 
Lavergne Station, Oct. 7, 1862. 
Rural Hill, Nov. 18, 1862. 
Jefferson, Dec. 30, 1882. 
Vaught's Hill, March 20, 1863. 
Murfreesboro, July 13, 1862, and Dec. 

5 to 8, 1864. 
Murfreesboro or Stone River, Dec. 31, 

1862, to Jan. 2, 1863. 
Rosecrans' campaign from Murfreesboro 

to Tullahoma, with engagements at 

Middleton, Hoover's Gap, Beech Grove, 

Liberty Gap and Gray's Gap, June 23 

to 30, 1863. 
Woodbury,. Jan. 24, 1863. 
Woodbury and Snow Hill, April 2 and 3, 

1863. 
Readvville or Round Hill, Aug. 28, 1862. 
Bradyville, March 1, 1863. 
Sparta, Aug. 4, 1862; Aug. 9, 1863, and 

Nov. 24, 1863. 
Calfkiller Creek, Feb. 23, and March 18, 

1884. 
McMinnville, Aug. 30, 1862, and Oct. 3, 

1862. 
Manchester, Aug. 29, 1862, and March 

17, 164. 
Elk River, July 14. 1863. 
Tracy City, Jan. 20, 1864. 
Jasper, June 4, 1863. 
Battle Creek, June 21, 1862. 
Farmington, Oct. 7, 1883. 
Rover, Jan. 31, 1883. 
Franklin and Little Harpeth, March 25, 

18153. 
Franklin and Harptth River, April 10, 

1883. 
Franklin, June 4, 1863, and Dec. 17, 1864. 



Spring Hill and Franklin, Nov, 29 and 

30, 1864. 
Thompson's Station and Spring Hill, 

March 4 and 5, 1863. 
Brentwood, March 25, 186-3. 
Columbia, Sept. 9, 1862. 
Lawrenceburg, Cainpbellville and Lynn- 

ville, Nov. 22, .1864. 
Centreville and Finey Factory, Nov. 3, 

1863. 
Centreville, Sept. 29. 1864. 
Waverly, Oct. 23, 1882. 
Clarksville, Aug. 19, 1862. 
Clark sville, or Rickett's Hill, Sept. 7, 

1862. ■ 
Fort Donelson, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, 1862, 

and Oct. 11, 1864. 
Fort Donelson and Cumberland Iron 

Works, Aug. 25 and 26, 1862, and Feb. 

3, 1863. 

Fort Henry and Fort Hieman, Feb. 6, 

1862. 
Paris, March 11, 1862. 
Union City, Nov. 19, 1883. 
Island No. 10', April 8, 1862. 
Trenton, Auk. 7, 1862, and Dec. 20, 1862. 
Jackson, July 13, 1863. 
Lexington. Dec. 18, 1862. 
Pittsburg Landing, March 2, 1862. 
Adamrville, or Crump's Landing, April 

4, 1S62. 

Shiloh, or Pittsburg Landing, April 6 

and 7, 1862. 
Savannah, April 10, 1862. 
Monterey (near Shilob), April 28, 1862, 

May 1.3, 1862. 
Middleton, May 21. 1863. 
Bolivar, Aug. 30. 1862; Feb. 6, 1864, and 

March 29, 1864. 
Bolivar and Somerville, Dec. 24 and 25, 

1863. 
Medon Station, Aug. 31, 1862; Oct. 3, 

1863. 
Mi scow and Collierville, Nov. 3 and 4, 

1863. 
Collierville, Oct. 11. 1863. 
Smith's expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 

5 to 18, 1864. 
Somerville. March 29, 1863. 
Brownsville, July 29, 1862. 
Durhamville. Sept. 17, 1862. 
Covington, March 10, 1863. 
Fort Pillow, naval engagement, May 10. 

1862. Captured by confederates, April 

13, 1864. 
Memphis, naval battle, June 6, 1882; 

Aug. 21, 1864, and Dec. 14, 1884. 
Germantown (east of Memphis), June 25, 

1862; Dec. 5 to 8, 1864. 



Smith'i raid in Mississippi, Feb. 10 to 2o, 

1864. 

GEORGIA. 
Chickamauga, Sept. 19 to 21, 1863. 
Ringgold, Sept. 11, 1863. 
Ringgold and Taylor's Ridge, Nov. 27, 

1863. 
Lett's Tan Yard, Sept. 13, 1863. 
Graysville, Nov. 28, 1863, and Aug. 16, 

1864. 
Nickajack Trace, April 23, 1864. 
Tunnel Hill, Nov. 28, 1883; Jan. 28, 1864. 
Tunnel Hill and Rocky Face, Feb. 23 to 

27, 1804. 
Rocky Face Ridge, including Tunnel Hill, 

May 5 to 9, 1864. 
Mill Creek Gap and Buzzard's Roost, 

May 5 to 12, 1884. 
Red Clay, May 3, 1864. 
Varnell's Station, May 9, 1864. 
Dalton, Aug. 14 to 16, 1864, and Oct. 13, 
Resaca, May 13 to 16, 1804, and Oct. 12, 

1864. _ .__, 

Lay's or Tanner's Ferry, May 15, 1864. 
Adairsville and Calhoun, May 17 and 18, 

1864. 
Rome and Kingston, May 18, 1864. 
Casville, May 19 to 22, 1864. 
Dallas, New Hope Ch., Allatoona Hills, 

May 25 to June 4, 1864. 
Pickett's Mills, May 27, 1864. 
Big Shanty, June 3, 1864. 
Brush Mountain, June 20, 1864. 
Gulp's Farm, June 22, 1864.. 
Kenresaw Mountain, June 27, 1864. 
Ruff's, July 3, 1804. 
Smyrna, July 2 to 5, 1864. 
Allatoona, Oct. 5, 1864. 
Atlanta and Vicinity: 
Chattahoochee River, July 5 to 10, 1864. 
Peach Tree Creek, July 20, 1864. 
Atlanta, July 22, 1864. 
Ezra Church, July 28, 1864. . • 

Siege of Atlanta, July 28 to Sept. 2, 1864. 
Fall of Atlanta, Sept. 2, 1864. 
Battle of Atlanta, Nov. 9, 1864. 
Decatur, July 22, 1864. . 

Jonesboro, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 1864. 
Lovejoy Station, Sept. 2 to 6, 1864. 
Lovejoy Station and Bear Creek Station, 
Nov.* 16, 1S64. 
Macon, Nov. 20, 1864. 
Griswoldville, Nov. 22, 1864. 
Sandersville, Nov. 20, 1864. 
Eden Station, Dec. 7 to 9, 1864. 
Savannah and Vicinity: 
White Marsh, or Wilmington Island, 

April 16, 1862. 
Fort Pula«ki, April 10, 1862. 



Siege of Savannah, Dec. 10 to 21, 1804. 

Irwinville, capture of Jefferson Davis, 
May 10, 1865. 

SOUTH CAROLINA. 

Charleston and Vicinity: 

Fort Sumter— Bombardment, "April 12, 
186T, evacuation, April 15, 1861; bom- 
bardment, April 7, 1863; attack, Sept. 
8, 1883. 

Fort Wagner— Morris Island, July 10 to 
Sept. 6, 1863. 

Legare's Point, June 3, 1862. 

James Island, June 10, 1862, and Feb. 
10, 1865. 

Secessionville, or Fort Johnson, James 
Island, June 16, 1862. 

John's Island, July 5, 1864. 

Deveaux's Neck, Dec. 6 to 9, 1864. 

Edisto Island, April 18, 1862. 

Port Royal, Nov. 7, 1861; Jan. 1, 18S2. 

Pocataligo, May 29, 1862. 

Pocataligo, or Yemassee, Oct. 22, 1862. 

Honey Hill, or Grahamsville, Nov. 30, 

1S84 - 
Pacataligo, Jan. 14 to 16, I860. 

Salkehatchie, Combahee R. and River's 

Bridge, Jan. 25 to Feb. 9, 1865. 
Blackville, 6; Williston, and 7. Aiken, 

Feb. 8 to 14, 1865. 
Columbia and Congaree River, Feb. 15 to 

17, 1865. 

NORTH CAROLINA. 
Fort Hatteras, Aug. 28 and 29, 1861. 
Elizabeth City, or Cobb's Point, Feb. 10, 

1862. 
Camden, also called South Mills, April 

19, 1862:. 
Plymouth, April 17 to 20, 1804. 
"Ram Albemarle," May 5, 1864. 
Destruction of "Ram Albemarle," Oct. 

28,1864. 
Roanoke Island, Feb. 8, 1862. 
Hamilton, July 9, 1802. 
Potter's Cav. Raid to Tar River and 

Rocky Mount, July 18 to 21, 1863. 
Greenville, Dec. 30, 1863. 
Near Washington, May 31, 1862. 
Washington, Sept. 0, 1862. 
Washington and Rodman's Point, March 

30 to April 4, 1863. 
Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro, Dec. 

12 to 18, 1862. 
Kinston, Dec. 14, 1862. 
Newbern, March 14, 1862. 
Pollocksville, April, 14, 1862. 
Near Newbern, May 22, 1862. 
Bachelor's Creek, Newport Barracks and 

Newborn, Feb. 1 to 3, 1864. 



The South's Battle Aesey. 



Bachelor's Creek, May 26, 1804. 
Fort Macon, April 25, 1802. 
Wilmington, Ft. Anderson and Town 

Creek, Feb. 18 to 22, 1865. 
Sugar Loaf Battery, Federal Point, Feb. 

11, 1865. 
Fort Fisher, Nov. 25, 1864; Jan. 13 to 

15, 1865. Explosion of Magazine, Jan. 

16, 1865. 

Clinton, May 19, 1862. 
Wilcox Bridge.March 8 to 10, 1805. 
Averysboro, March 16, 1865. 
Bentonville, March 19 to 21, 1865. 
Young's Cross Roads, July 26, 1862. 
Qualltown, Feb. 5, 1864. 
Durham Station. Surrender of Johnston, 
April 26, 1865. 

Virginia. 

Fairfax C. H. (near Alexandria), June 

1, 1861, and March 8, 1863. 
Vienna, June 17, 1861; Dec. 3, 1861, and 

Sept. 2, 1862. 
Great Falls, July 7, 1861. 
Balls Cross Roads, Aug. 27. 1861. 
Drainesville, Nov. 26, 1861; Dec. 20, 1861; 

Feb. 22, 1864. 
Annandale, Dec. 4, 1861. 
Lewinsville, Sept. 11, 1861. 
Camp Advance, Munson's Hill, Sept. 29, 

1861. 
Burke's Station, March 10, 1862. 
Chantilly, Stpt. 1, 1862. 
Coyle Tavern, Aug. 24, 1863. 
Balls Bluff (near Leesburg), Oct. 21, 

1861. 
Lovettsville, Aug. 8, 1861. 
Aldie, June 17, 1863. 
Berryville, Dec. 1, 1862; Oct. 18, 1863, 

and Sept. 3 and 4, 1864. 
Summit Point, Berryville, and Flowing 

Springs, Aug. 21, 1804. 
White Post, Dec. 6, 1864. 
Berryville Pike, Sulphur Springs Bridge 

and White Post, Aug. 10, 18(34. - 
Snicker's Gap and Island Ford, July 16 

and 17; 1864. 
Near Snicker's Gap, Aug. 13 and 19, 

1864. 
Bloomfield and Union, Nov. 2 and 3, 

1862. 
Philomont, Nov. 1, 1862. 
Winchester, May 25, 1862; June 13 and 

15, 1863, and Aug. 17, 1864. 
Winchester and Kcarnstown, March 23, 

1862: July 23 and 24, 1864. 
Winchester and Fisher's Hill, Sept. 19 

to 22, 1864. 



Cedar Creek, Sheridan's Bide, Oct. 19, 
1864. 

Newton and Cedar Springs, Nov. 12, 
1864. 

Stevenson's Depot, Darkville and Win- 
chester, July 19 and 20, 1864. 

Middletown, June 11, 1863. 

Strasburg, Oct. 13, 1864. 

Front Royal, May 30,. 1802, and May 23, 

Stiasburg and Staunton Boad, June 1 

and 2, 1802. 
Tom's Brook, Fisher's Hill and Stras- 
burg," Oct. 9, 1864. 
Buckton Station, May 23, 1862. 
Fisher's Hill, Aug. 15, 18G4. 
Crooked Run, Front Royal, Aug. 16, 

1864. 
Upperville, June 21, 1863. 
Manassas Gap and Chester Gap, July 21 

to 23, 1863. 
Rectortown and London Heights, Jan. 

1 to 10, 1864. 
Bull Run, or Manassas, July 21, 1861 ; 

Aug. 30, 1862. 
Bull Run Bridge, Aug. 27, 1862. 
Blackburn's Ford, July 18, 1861. 
Occoquan, March 5, 1862. 
Occoquan Creek, Nov. 12, 1881. 
Occoquan Bridge, Jan. 29, 1862. 
Mason's Neck, Occoquan, Feb. 24, 1862. 
Grovetoh and Gainesville, Aug. 28 and 

29, 1862. 
Brents.ville, Feb. 14, 1803; Feb. 14, 1864. 
Bristoe Station, Oct. 14, 1863, and April 

15, 1864. 
Buckland Mills, Oct. 19, 1863. 
Haymarket, Oct. IS, 1S62. 
Rappahannock Station, Brandy's Station,. 

and Kelly's Ford, Aug. 1 to 3, 1863. 
Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863. 
Somerville Heights, May 7, 1802. 
Brandy Station, Aug. 20, 1862. 
Beverly Ford and Brandy Station, June- 

9. 1863. 
Warrenton Junction, May 3, 1863. 
Jeffersonton, Oct. 12, 1863. 
Auburn, Oct. 14, 1863. 
Beileton, Jan. 14, 1864. 
Culpeper, July 12, 1802, and Sept. 13,. 

1863. 
Culpeper and White Sulphur Springs,. 

Oct. 12 and 13, 1863. 
Cedar Mountain, or Mitchell's Station,. 

Aug. 0. 1862. 
Muddy Run. Nov. 8, 1863. 
Waterloo Bridge, Lee Springs, Freeman's- 

Ford and Sulphur Springs, skirmishes, 

Aug. 23 to 25, 1S62. 



The South's Battle Abbey. 



2T 






Orange C. H., Aug. 2, 1862. 

R 78 id 1 a £.o Stati P 1 k Se ? t - 14 ' IS <33; Sept. 
19, 1863, and Oct. 10, 1863. 

i* a S£> Ford > or Liberty Mills, Oct. 

Mine Run, Raccoon Ford, New Hope, 
Robertson's Farm, Bartlett's Mills and 
Locust Grove, Nov. 26 to 2 8,1863 

Barnett's Ford, Feb. 7, 1864 

Stanardsville and Burton's Ford, March 
1, 1864. 

Barboursville, July 12, 1861. 

Gordonsville, Dec. 28, 1864. 

Trevilliap. Station, June 11 and 12, 1864 

Luray, June 30, 1862. 

N |w Market, May 15, 1864, and Oct. 7, 

Mount Jackson, Nov. 17, 1803. 

Harrisonburg, June 6, 1862. 

Cross Keys, or Union Church, June 8. 

1882. ' 

Port Republic, June 9, 1862. 

Lacey's Springs, Dee. 20, 1864. 

Waynesboro, Oct. 2, 1864. 

Sylvan Grove, Waynesboro and Browne's 

X Roads. Nov. 26 to 29. 1804 
Panther Gap and Buffalo Gap, June 3 

to 6, 1884. 
Mont erey (N. W. of Waynesboro), April 

12, 1862. • 

McDowell, or Bull Pasture, May 8, 1802 
Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862 
Fredericksburg and Salem Heights, May 

1 to 4, 1863. 
Clendenin's Raid, below Fredericksburg, 

May 20 to 28, 1863. ' 

Falmouth, April 18, 1862. 
Matapony, or Thornburg, Aug. 6, 1882.* 
Dumfries, Dec. 27, 1862 

K ^L a Ford ' March 17 > 1S63; Nov. 7, 
1863. 

Spottsylvania C. H, April 30, 1863. 

Chancellorsville. May 1 to 4, 1863. 

Uranklin s Crossing, Rappahannock river. 

June o. 1863. 

Wilderness, May 5 to 7, 1864. 

Todd's Tavern, May 8, 1884. 

Spottsylvania, Fredericksburg Road 

io"ioL HiU aud Ny Hiver, May 8 to 
Is, 1884. 

M i a 881 laS P ° int (Potomac river )> J^e 27, 

Beaver Dam Station, South Anna Bridge 

Ashland and Yellow Tavern, Sheridan's 

cavalry raid in Virginia, May 9 to 13, 

I ol.)4, 
Nortji Anna. River, Jerico Ford or Tay- 
lor s Bridge, and Talopotomy Bridge, 



May 23 to 27, 1864. 
Richmond and vicinity: 
Fort Darling, naval battle, May 15, 1862 
beven Pines and Fair Oaks, May 31 to 

Hanover' C. H., May 27, 1862. 

27 i8ef xny * May 24, 18Q2< and June 

M o£H m £5 ¥ille ' or Ellison's Mills, June 

G ?iSS?' MiIls ' or Cold Harbor, June 27 
lot>2. 

P oa eh -,Pj«? hard and Sav age Station, June 
.£», J.oo2, 

White Oak Swamp, or Charles City Cross 
Roads. June 30', 1882 

Glendale, June 30, 1862. 

Nelson's Farm, June 30, 1862. 

Frazier's Farm, June 30, 1862 

Turkey Bend, June 30, 1862. 

New Market Cross Roads, June 30 1862 

Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862. 

Old Church, June 13, 1882 

Tunstall Station, June il, 1862. 

White Oak Swamp Bridge, Aug. 4, 1832, 
and June 13, 1864. . 

Malvern Hill, Aug, 5, 1862. 

Dutch (Jap, Aug. 5, 1863. 

Ivilpatnck's Raid, Steveusburg to Rich- 
mond. Feb. 28 to March 4. 1864 

2 rt -.? a Tl in ?' Jewry's Bluffs, May 12 
to 16, 1884. 

Hanover and Ashland, May 30, 1864 
ILnoyerton Howe's Shop and Salem 

Church May 27 and 28. 1864. 
Cold Harbor Gaines' Mill, Salem Church 

and Howe s Shops. Jnne 1 to 12. 1864. 

1864 m 9 ' Malvern . HiI1 . June 15, 

J 23 e \nd r 24 e i864 Samaria Chur <*. J"n<* 
D 1864 GaP ' naVaI en £ a & eme nt, June 21, 
Gravel Hill, Aug. 14, 18R4. 
lTto e i8 y 1 P 864 nS ' ° r Deep B ° tt0m ' Aug - 

x^to^hai 9 ' *■&** Hm - 

Fair OaK Oct. 27 and 28, 1864 
*nl] of Richmond, April 3, 1S65. 
I etersbursr and vicinity 
Ohester Station. May 8 and 7. 1RR4 

a „nf r m fi Anwfieli Churcl1 ' ' Ma * 

PotcrsburEr. .Tunc 10, 1864 

IZn? ::™S? bur *' ,Tnne 15 - wm - to 

Weldon Railroad (now called Petersburg 






M 



B. R.), June 22 to 30, 1864. 
Lees' Mills, April 16 '62, July 12-30 '64. 
Six Mile Station, Aug. 18, 19 and 21, 
Ream's Station, Aug. 2o, 1864. L18b4. 
Fort Hell. Sept. 10, 1864 
Poplar Springs Church Oct 1, 1864. 
Arthur's Swamp, Oct. 1, 1864. 
Darbytown Road, Oct. 7 and 13, 18t>4 
Hatchers Run, Oct. 27, 1864; Dec. 8 and 

9, 1864. ^ . 10fl . 

Stony Creek Station, Dec. 1, 1864. 
Weldon Railroad Expedition, Dec. 7 to 

11 1864 
Dalmey's Mills, Hatcher's Run, Feb. 5 

to 7 1865. 
Fort Steadman March 25, 1865. 
Quaker Road, March 23, «K55. 
Dinwiddle C. H., March 31, I860. 
Five Forks, April 1, 1865. , . ., 

Namozine Church and Wilhcomack, April 

3 1865 
CitV Point, naval battle on James River, 

May 6, 1864; explosion Aug ' 9, 1 804. 
Bermuda Hundred, May 16 to 30. ISM, 

Tune 2, 1864; Aug. 24 and 25, 1884, and 

Nov: 17, 1864 
Coggins Point, July 31. 1862. 
West Point. May 7, 1862. 
Slatersville or New Kent C. H., May y, 

1862 
Wilson's Wharf, May 24, 1864. 

&&&?*£< $&*£ *>* "■ 

Yorktown, April 11 and 26, 18o2. 
Williamsburg Road, June ; 18, 18b/. 
Newport News, June 5, I80I. 
Big Bethel, June 10, 1801, and April 4, 
Hampton, Aug. 7, 1861. [1862- 

Newmarket Bridge, Dec. 22, I80L 
Hampton Roads, naval battle (Monitor 

and Merrimac) March 8 and 9, 1862 
Suffolk, Siege, from April 12 to May 4, 
Battle, March 0, 1864. [ 1863. 

Deserted House, or Kelly's Store, Jan. 

Boydton and White Oak Roads, March 
31, 1865. . 

Amelia Springs, near Amelia C. H, April 
3, 1865. , v„_ 

Sailor's Creek, April 6. 1S65. 

Farmville. April 7, I880. 

High Bridge, Appomattox River, April o, 

Appomattox C. H. Lee Surrenders. April 

Lynchburg, June 17 and 18 1864. 
Otter Creek, (near Liberty), June 10, IW>4 



Buford's Gap, June 21, 1864. 

Salem, June 21, 1864. 

Wytheville, July 17, 1863. 

Saltville, Oct. 2, 1804. 

Abingdon, Glade Springs, Saltville and 

Marion (Stoneman's Raid), Dec. 12 to 

21, 1884. 
Jonesville, Jan. 3, 1864. 

WEST VIRGINIA. 
Charleston, Dec. 1, 1862, and Oct. 18, 

Harper's Ferry, Sept. 12 to 15, 1862. 

Leetown, July 3, 1864. 

Halltown, July 15, 1863, and Aug. 24 and 

25 1864. 
Martinsburg, June 14, 1863, and Aug. 

19, 1804 tt 
Falling Waters, also called Haynesville 

or Martinsburg, July 2, 1861. 
Falling Waters, July 14, 1863. 
Blackford's Ford, Shepherdstown, &ept. 

20, 1862. ',.„„ a _ , 
Shepherdstown, Oct. 1, 1862, and July 

16. 1863 
Shepherdstown, or Kearneysville and 

Smithfleld, Aug. 25, 1864. 
Smithfleld, Aug.~29, 1864. 
Bath, Great Cacapon Bridge, Alpine Sta., 

and Hancock, Jan. 4, 1862. 
llomney. or Hanging Rock, Sept. Zd. , 1 Sbl 
Romney, or Mill Creek Mills, Oct. 26, 61. 
Patterson Creek, or Kelley's Island, June 

26, 1861. N _ _ "_ 

Blue Gap (near Romney), Jan. 7, 18b2. 
Hammock's Mills, July 3, 1864. 
Green Springs, Aug. 2, 1864. 
Piedmont, June 5, 1864. 
Moorefleld, Aug. 7, 1864. 
Wardensville, May 28, 1862. 
Medley, Jan. 29, 1864. 
Beverly, July 12, 1861, Oct. 29, 1864 and 

.Tan. 11, 1865. 
Rich Mountain, July 11, 1864. 
Carrick's Ford, July 14, 1861. 
Cheat Mountain, Sept. 12 and 13. 1861. 
Dry Forks, Cheat River, Jan. 8, 1862. 
Ph'ilippi, June 3, 1861. 
Greenbrier. Oct. 3, 1861. ,-_.,, 
Buckhannon, or Middle Creek Fork, July 
Fairmont, April 29, 1863. ^^ L 

Elizabeth, or Wirt 0. H.. Nov 19, 1861. 
Point Pleasant, March 30, 1863. 
Crass Lick. April 23, 1862 
Barbour sville, Sept. x8, 1861. 
Cuyandotte, Nov. 10% 1861. 
Madison, or Boone C. H, Sept. 1. 1861. 
Laurel Hill, or Deahngton, July 8, 1801. 



Chapmansville, Sept. 25, 1861. 
Scarrytown, July 17, 1861. 
Fayetteville, Sept. 10, 1882. 
Hawk's Nest, Aug. 20, 1861. 
Gauley Bridge, Nov. 10, 1881. 
Oceana, or Wyoming C. H., Aug. 11, 1862 
Princeton, May 15, 16 and 18, 1862. 
Lewisburg, May 25, 1862. 
Rocky Gap, Aug. 26, 1863. 
Huntersville, Jan. 4, 1862. 
Summerville, or Cross Lanes. Aug. 26, '61 
Oarnifex Ferry, Sept. 10, 1861. 
Holly River (near Braxton C. H.,) April 
17. 1862. " V 

MARYLAND. 
Baltimore, Riots, Arril 19. 1861. 
Westminster, June 29, 1863. 
Edwa rds Ferry, June 17, 1861. 
Pritchard's Mills, or Darnestown, Sept. 

15. 1861. 
Poolesville, Sept. 7, 1862. 
Rockville, Sept. 22, 1863. 
Monocacy. (near Frederick). July 9. 1864. 
Point of Rocks, Aug. 5. 1861, and June 
Hagerstown, July 5, 1864. [ 9, 1864, 

Hagerstown and Williamsport, July 6, 

1863. 
Turner's ana Crampton's Gap, South 

Mountain, Sept. 14, 1862. 
Antietam or Sharpsburg, Sept. 17, 1882. 
Monterey Gap and Smithsburg, July 4 

and 5, 1803. ■ 

Boonsborough, July 7 to 9, 1863. 
Bolivar and Maryland Heights, Julv 4 to 

7. 1884. 
Middletown and Solomon's Gap, July 7, 
Clear Springs, July 29, 1864. [1864. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 
Washington, Fort Stevens, July 12, 1864. 

PENNSYLVANIA. 
Hanover, June 30, 1863. 
Gettysburg, July 1 to 3, 1863. 

FLORIDA. 
Near Pensacola, naval engagement, Sept. 

14, 1861. 
Santa Rosa, Oct. 9, 1861. 
Fort Pickens, Nov. 23, 1801. 
Mitchell's Creek and Pine Barren Creek, 

Dec. 17 to 19, 1864. 
Natural Bridge, March 6, 1865. 
Marianna, Sept. 27, 1864. 
Tallahassee, surrender of Sam Jones, 

May 10, 1865. 
Lake City, Feb. 12, 1864. 
Olustee, or Silver Lake, Feb. 20, 1864. 
Barber's Place, St. Mary's River, Feb. 
0. 1864. ' 



Gainesville, Feb. 14, 1864, and Aug. 17, 
Jacksonville, May 1, 1864. [ 1864. 

St. Augustine, Dec. 30, 1863. 
Mosquito Inlet, naval engagements, 

March 21, 1862. 
Tampa Bay, naval battle, Oct. 17, 1863. 

ALABAMA. 
Bridgeport, April 29, 1862. 
Huntsville, April 11, 1862. 
Athens, Sept. 23, 1864. 
Elkton Station, near Athens, May 9, 1862. 
Decatur. March 7, 1864; April 17, 1864; 

Oct. 26 to 29, 1864. 
Decatur and Moulton, May 26 to 20, 1864. 
Courtland Bridge, July 25, 1862. 
Tuscumbia, April 24, 1883. 
Straight's Raid, Tuscumbia to Rome, 

Ga„ April 27 to May 3, 1803, with 

skirmishes at Day's Gap, April 30; 

B ack Warrior Creek, May 1, and 

Blount's Farm, May 2. 
Cherokee Station, Oct. 21, 1863; Oct. 29, 

1863. 
Wilson's Raid, from Chickasaw, Ala., 

to Macon, Ga., March 22 to April 24, 

Nauvoo and Thornhill, Jan. 2 and 3, 1865. 

Cane Creek, Oct. 20, 180,".. 

Fort 'Gaines and Fort Morgan, Aug. 5 

to 23, 1864. e 

Siege of Mobile, March 26 to April 11, 

1865. 
Fort Blakely, Mobile, April 11, I860. 
Mobile Bay, naval battle, Aug. 5 to 2(1, 

1864. 
Surrender of the Confederate Navy, in 

Tombigbee River, May 4, 1885. 
Surrender of Taylor. May 4, 1865. 

MISSISSIPPI. 
Corinth, April 8, 1862; May 17, 1862, and 

Oct. 3 and 4,. 1862. 
Farmington. May 3, 1862. 
Glendale, May 8, 1862. 
Metamora, Oct. 5, 1862. 
Rienzi and Kossuth. Aup. 26, 1862. 
Iuka, Sept. 19 and 20, 1862, and July 7 

and 9. 186,':. J 

Booneville, May 30, 1862, and July 1, 
Blackland, June 4, 1862. f 1862. 

Ripley and Moscow Station, Dec. 1 to 4. 

1883, 
Holly Springs, Dec. 20/1862; May 24, 

1884, and Aug. 27 and 28, 1864. 
ITudsonville, Nov. 8, 1862. 
Davis Mills, Dec. 21, 1862. 
Hnnando and C'oldwater, April 18 and 

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Ooldwater, Sept. 10, 1862, and Aug. 21, 

1863 
Coahoma Co., Aug. 2, 1862. . 
Abbeville, Oxford and Hurricane Creek, 
Aug. 7 to 14. 1864. nt ^ nn 

College, or Oxford Hill, Aug. 21 and 22, 

1864. 
Abbeville, Aug. 23, 1864 
Wyatt's and Ingram's Mills, Oct. 12 and 
18, 1863. . „ , . 

Brice's Cross Roads (near Guntown), 

June 10, 1864. ' , - „ T> , 

Bav Springs, or Vincent's Cross Roads, 

Oct. 26, 1863. oo 

Egypt Station, Dec. 28, 1864. 
Prairie Station, Feb. 21, imd. 
Coffeeville, Dec. 5. 1862. 
Grenada, Aug. 13, 1803. 
Port Pemberton (near Greenwood), Mai. 

13 to April 5, 1863. 
Vicksburg and Vicinity: 
Vicksburg United States fleet June 26 
to 29, 1862; Siejre, May 18 to July 4, 
1863; Battle, July 4, 1864. 
Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 28 and 99, 1802. 
Mississippi River, below Vicksburg, Keb. 

24 1863 
Champion Hills, May 16. 1863. 
Big Black River, May 17, 1863. 
Port Gibson, May 1, 1863. ■ 

Rodney and Port Gibson, Dec. li to 2b, 

1863 
Coleman's Plantation. July 4 and 5, 1804. 
Grand Gulf, April 20, 1863, July 16 and 

17 1864 
Natchez, Mav 13, 1862; July 8, 1863, and 

Nov. 11, 1863, n - 

Raymond. May 12, 1863. 
Boltin and Birdsong Ferry, July 4 and o, 

1803. -■■ 

Canton, July 17, 1863, 
Canton, Brownsville and Clinton, Uct. 

Near Canton, Feb. 27 and 28, 1864. 

Yazoo City, July 13, 1863. 

Yazoo City exp., including Benton and 
Vaugban. May 4 to. 13, 1864. 

Yazoo River expedition, Feb. 1 to March 
8, 1864. 

Franklin, Jan. 2, 1865. 

Jackson, May 14 ISw. 

Jackson. Bolton Depot. Canton and Clin- 
ton, July 9 to 16, 1863. 

Expedition from Vicksburg to Meridian, 
with engagements at Champion Hills 
(16) Ravmond (ID), Clinton ,20). Jack- 
son (23). Decatur (24), Cbunkoy Sta- 
tion (24), and occupation of Meridian 



(25), Lauderdale (26). and Marion (26), 

Feb. 3 to March 5, 1884. 
Summer ville, Nov. 28, 1862. . 
Hurricane Creek, Oct. 23, 1864. 

LOUISIANA. 
Lake Providence, May 97, 1863. 
Milliken's Bend, Aug. 18, 1802, and June 

6 to 8, 1863. • --"•«,-. 

Calhoun Station, or Bayou de Glaize, 

May 18, 18(54. 
Campti, April 4, 1864. • 

Pleasant Hill Landing, April 12, 1S64- 
Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hills, 

also called Mansfield, April 8 and », 

1864. , ,., „ ^ r. 

Cloutiersville, Moneti's Bluff and Cane 

River, April 23 and 24, 1804 
Fort de Russy (near Alexandria), March 

14, 1864. 
Dunn's Bayou, May 5, 1864. 
Near Alexandria, May 1 to 8, 1804. 
Bayou Lamourie, May 7, 1864. 
Harrisonburg, March 2, 1864. 
Water Proof. Feb. 14 and lo 1864. 
Vidalia, Sept. 14. 1863, and Feb, 7, 1864. 
Grand Coteau, Nov. 3, 1863. 
Port Hudson. March 14, 1863; May 27 to 

July 9, 1863. 
Near Port Hudson April 7, 1864. 
Jackson, Aug. 3, 1863, and Oct. 5, 1864. 
Near Mbrganza, Sept. 29, 1863. 
Olive Branch, March 6, 1865. 
Baton Rouge, Aug. 5, 1862. 
Williams Bridge, Amite River, June 27, 

1862 
Grosse Tete Bayou, Feb. 19, 1864. 
Plaquemine, Aug. 6, 1864. 
Donaldsonvillo, June 28, 1863; July lrf, 
186:',, ,,nd Aug. 5, 1864. 
Pattersonville, Marcn 28, 1883. 
Irish Bend and Bisland, April 12 to 14, 

1 S(ui 

Brasher City, June 23, 1863. 

Raceland, June 22. 1882. 

Dos Alleniand's, Sept. 9, J-obz. 

La Fourche Crossing, June 20 and 21, 
1S63 

Ponchatoula, March 24, 1863. 

Port Jackson, Fort St. Phillip, and cap- 
ture of New Orleans, April 18 to 28, 

18G2 - " TEXAS. 
Galveston, Harbor, Nov. 7, 1861. 
Galveston, Jan. 1, 1863. 
Nueces River, Aug. 10, 1862. ■ 

Brazos de Santiago, or Palmetto Ranch, 

last battle of the Civil War, May Id, 

1865, 



The South/s Battle Abbey. 



31 



.INDIAN TERRITORY. 
|ort Gibson, Sept. 10 and 18, 1864 
Honey Springs, July 17, 1863. 

ARKANSAS. 
Bentonville, Pea Ridge, Leetown, and 

Elkhorn Tavern, March 6 to 8, 1S62. 
Fayetteville, Jan. 15, 1862. ■ 

Boonsborough Cane Hill, and Boston 

Mountain, Nov. 28, 1862. 

18f" e Grove or Fayetteville, Dec. 7, 
Talbot's Ferry, April 19, 1862. 
M^X^ek^:7?l^ Chl8 ' 18G2 - 

€ sot Maf ilf'Sg** ° f ^ Th0mp - 
Jonesboro, Aug. 17, 1862. 
Smithville, June 17, 1862, 

1864 Ville ' July ' 18S2, and Feb - 19 



Searcy Landing, May 19, 186'' 

Searcy, Sept. 6, 1864. 

Big Indian Creek, May 27, 1882. 

Little Red Rn er, June 25, 1862 

West Point, White River, Aug. 14, 1863 

Near Augusta, April 1, 1864. ' 

1-iittle Rock, Sept. 10, 1883. 

a«!?' y ? !F £. %& and Brownsville, 
Aug. 2o to 31, 1863. 

Aifg.^'FlSM 1011 and A9hley Station > 
Clarksville, Nov.' 8, 1863. 
Roseville and Stone's Farm, April 5, 1884. 
lort Smith, Aug. 24, 1804. 
Maasard Prairie, July 27, 1864 
Waldron, Dec. 30, 1883. 
Baker Springs, Jan. 24, 1884 
iarr's Mills, July 14, 1864. 
Spoonville, April 2, 1804. 
Okolona, April 3, 1864. 
Moscow, April 13, 1884. 

1864 U aDd Liberty ' A P ril ^ and 16- 
Poisons Springs, April 18, 1864. 
Richland, Mav 3, 1864 
Princeton, April 29, 1864 
Jenkins' Ferry, April 30. 1864.' 
Pine Bluff, Oct. 25, 1863; July 2, 1884 
Doughass Landing, Pine Bluff, Feb. 22, 

Clarendon, Aug 13, 1862; March 15, 
1864. and June 2r> to 29, 1884. 

Aberdeen, July 9, 1862. 

Grand Prairie, July 6 180 ,: > 

Cotton Plant, April 21. 1864. 

Bayou Cache, also called Cotton Plant, 
J uiy ( , 18b2. 

Marianna, Nov. 7, 1862. 



^1863™^' ° Ct ' 1:l ' lm2 ' and May *' 
Wallace's Ferry, July 26, 1864. 

jtly a 4 A l U |i3 n ' ^^ DeC - 5 ' 18 °' 2 ' aUd 
Near Helena, May 25, 1883. 
M .> c ™. on the White River, June 

F 2# r .J iindman > Arkansas Post, Jan. 11, 
Lake Chicot, June 6, 1864. 

to 8 30 ri 1804 nd M ° Unt Elba ' Mai ' Ch 26 
_, ■ n "MISSOURI. 

Rickport, Sept. 23, 1864. 
Cameron, Oct. 12, 1861. 
Plattsburg, Oct. 27, 1861. 
Spring Hill, Oct. 27, 1861. 
Kirksyille, Aug. 6, 1862. 
Memphis, July 18, 1882. 
Athens, Aug. 5, 1861. 
Lancaster, Nov. 24, 1881. 
Newark, Aug. 1, 1S82. 
Palmyra, Nov. 18, 1861. 
Monroe, July 10, 1861. 
Walkersville, April 14, 1862. 
Florida May 22; July 23 and 24, 1SS2. 
Santa 'Fe, July 24 and 25. 1802! 
Centralia, September 27, 1864. 
Renick, November 1, 1861. 
Brunswick, August 17, 1861. 
KeytesVille, February 20, ISO 9 
Grand River, Lees Ford, Chariton River, 

walnut Creek, Compton Ferry, Switz- 

10 to 13 :, 1802 d Yell ° W Cl '° ek ' Auguat 
^^o?.' Aug? 29 and Sept. 12 to 20, 

it Vao4 ar ; 14 and 0ct ' 

West Glaze, also called Shanghai or 
S en i861^ n ° r Monday ' s Holi °w, Oct. 
Vicinity of Kansas City. 
Blue Mills, July 24 and Sept. 17, 1861. 
DaJ as, _Sept. 2, 1S61, and Aug. 24 1862. 

6 i884 ie ' a ° 2G ' 1861; July 

Little Blue River, April 12, 1862. 

and w i8 a i d Inde P end ence, Oct. 21 
Little Santa Fe, Nov. 6, 1861. 

n p i™ d £ nce - Feb ' 18, 18G2, and Augl 

In oo P iS d o >nCe or Little Santa Fe, March 
--, IS(i2. 

Ray town, June 23. 1862 

Lone Jack. Aug. 10, 1882. 

Union Mills, Aug. 20. 1862. 

Westport, June 17, 1863. 




Harrisonville, Nov. 3, 1862. 
Pleasant Hill, July 11, 3862. 
Warrensburg or Briar, March 20, 1802. 
Warrensburg, March 28, 1862, and June 

17, 1862. 
Dunksburg, Dec. 4, 1881. 
Wadesburg, Dec. 24, 1861. 
Columbus, Jan. 9, 1802, and July 2d, 

1862, 
Knobnoster, Jan. 22, 1862. 
Black Walnut Creek, Nov. 29, 1861. 
Milford, or Shawnee Mound and Black- 
water Dec. 13, 1861. 

Boonville, June 17 and Sept. 13, 1801. 

Fayette, Sept. 24, 1884. 

Glasgow, Oct. 15, 1864. 
■ Warsaw, Oct. 16, 18b t. 

Mt. Zion, Dec. 28, 1864. 

Calhoun, Jan. 4, l»b2. 

Jefferson City, California and Boonville, 
Oct. 7 to 11 1864 

Fulton, July 17, 1861. 

Moores Mills, July 28, 1862. 

Martinsburg, July 17, 18bl. . 

Millsville or Wentzville, July 16, labl. 

St. Louis Riots, May 9, 1861. 

Fox Creek, March 7, 18b2. 

Lane's Prairie, July 20, 18bl. 

Wilson's Creek or Oak Hill, Aug. 1U, 

Leasburg and Harrisburg, Sept. 29 and 

30,1804 
Lebannon, March 12, 1862. 
Mountain Store and Big Piney, July 

25 and 26, 1882. 
Osceola or Papinsville, Sept. 21 and 22, 

1861 
Osceola, May 27, 1862. 
Clear Creek or Taberville, Aug. 2, 1862. 
Hnmansville, March 26, 1862. 
Montevallo, April 14 .and Aug. fa 
Stockton, Aug. 9, 1862. ' 
Cross Timbers, Oct. 16, lbbrf. 
Butler, May 15, 1802. 
Hudson, Dec. 21, 1862 
Dry Wood, Mo., or Fort Scott, Kan., 

Sept, 2, 1861. , „.. 1Qf .„ 

Lamar or Coon Creek Aug. 24, 1862. 
Carthage or Dry Forks July o, 1881, 

Carthage, March 23 1862 
Diamond Grove ^ April 14, 1862 
Neosho, April 26, 1862; May 31, 1862, 
and Oct. 4, 1863. „ 

Newtonia, ^ept. 30, 1862, and Oct. 28 

and 30, 1864. 
Sugar Creek, Feb. 17, 1862. 



Forsyth, July 22, 1861. 

Hartville or Wood's * or k, Jan .11, ISbek 

Mountain Grove, March i), lob2. 

Salem, Dec. 3, 1861. 

Licking, May 4, 1862 

Potosi, Aug. 10, 1861. 

Big River Bridge, Oct. 15, 1861. 

Black River (near Ironton), hept. 1Z, 

1861, and July 8, 1862. 
Clarkson, Oct. 28, 1802, ■■■..■ , . 

Pilot Knob or Ironton, Sept. 26 and 2i, 

Freder'icktown and Ironton. Oct. 17 to 

91 1 8b 1 
Cape Girardeau, April 26, 1863, and Feb. 

1 RP4. 

Greenville, July 28 1862. 

Bollingers Mills, July ; 29. 1882. 

Patterson, April 20, 1863. 

White Water, April 24, 1863. 

Putnam's Ferry (near Doniphan), April 

2 1862 
Chalk Bluffs, May 15, 1862. . 
Chalk Bluffs and St. Francois River, 

April 30 and May 1, 1863. 
Bloomfield, May 11, 1862, and Aug. 2d, 

1862. 
Charleston or Bird's Point, Aug. 

1861. 
Charleston, January 8, "862. 
Be^with Farm, Oct .13, 1861. 
Bettrand, Dec, 11. 1861. 
Belmont, Nov. 7, 1861. 
New Madrid, March 3 and March 

1862, and Aug. 7^863^ 

Charleston, March 28, 1864. 

INDIANA. 
Corydon, Morgan's Raid, July, 1863. 
Vernon, Morgan's Raid, July, l»bd. 

OHIO. 
Buffington Island, Morgan's Raid, July, 

New Lisbon, Morgan captured, July 26, 

188S - KANSAS. 

Lawrence, Plunder and Massacre, Aug. 

21 1863. 
I Baxter Springs, Oct. 6, 1863.